& MARCH ON CA SUPREME COURT BLDG
WHAT: Hundreds of LGBT activists and their allies come together at El Pueblo, the historic birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, to rally on the eve of a landmark supreme court hearing on Proposition 8, the measure which stripped away from gay and lesbian Californians the fundamental right to marry in our state and put the equal protection of all minorities in peril.
Special guests include Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAMBDA Legal representative Jenny Pizer, Latino HIV/AIDS Activist Richard Zaldivar, Father Geoff Farrow, Rabbi Allen Freehling, Rabbi Denise Eger, Reverend Dr. Neil Thomas, & Ugly Betty's Alec Mapa.
Event will contain a legal update from LAMBDA Legal, video sequences, musical performances, speeches, a recommitment ceremony between a few of the previously married 18,000 couples, and a candle-lighting ceremony. The event will end with a candle-lit march through downtown
to the Reagan Courthouse Building where a rally will ensue.
The event is organized by Marriage Equality USA, Amnesty International, API Equality, California Faith for Equality, Christopher Street West / LA Pride, COLAGE, Courage Campaign, EQCA, Equality Network, Equal Roots Coalition, FAIR, Gays UN, GLAAD, GSA Network, Honor PAC, Human Rights Campaign, Join the Impact, Jordan Rustin Coalition, Love Honor Cherish, MCCLA, PFLAG, Postcards to the President, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Roots of Equality, Somos Familia, Unite the Fight, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry CA, & White Knot.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
STAGE EVENT: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
MARCH TO CA SUPREME COURT BLDG: 8:00PM – 8:30PM
RALLY AT COURT BLDG: 8:30PM
WHERE: BEGINS AT:
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park
845 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ronald Reagan Building
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ONLY 15% CHANCE OF RAIN TONIGHT