Thursday, October 29, 2009

Equality Across America Gets Active

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Local LGBT advocates will gather this Saturday for the first Mid-South Equality Across America event since the National Equality March in Washington D.C. earlier this month.

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During the Oct. 31st meetup at Caritas Village at 11 a.m., advocates have three tasks — 1) call Maine, 2) write Congressman Steve Cohen, and 3) write the Memphis City Council.

On November 3rd, the citizens of Maine will vote on whether or not to maintain their inclusive law that allows marriage equality. A "no" vote would maintain Maine's allowance of same-sex marriages. Local Equality Across America folks will be calling voters in Maine to urge them to vote "no" on this measure.

They'll also be writing Congressman Steve Cohen to urge him to join 101 of his fellow congressmen by co-sponsoring HR 3567, which would repeal the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

And finally, the activists will be writing letters to the Memphis City Council, urging them to support a non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT city employees.

For more information, check out the Equality Across America - Mid-South Congressional Districts Action Team's Facebook page.

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