Come Wearing White, Leave Seeing Red!
Location: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA / Time: 12pm-3pm
Love and Marriage will be a statewide rally where people from all over the state will join us on the steps of the Capitol to show our solidarity for the rights of 18,000 same-sex couples who were married and look forward to the day when those rights are available again, this time for everyone. Speakers, entertainment and thousands of like-minded people – in one spot – join us to put a FACE on the issue of true equality.
Confirmed Appearances by:
Invocation: Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion
Gloria Allred – Defense attorney leading the case
Margaret Cho – The Cho Show
Deborah Gibson – Singer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine
Rabbi Denise Eger – Kol Ami Congregation
Dr. Michael Gottlieb – Discoverer of AIDS
Senator Mark Leno
Selene Luna – The Cho Show
Molly McKay – Marriage Equality and singer
Shannon Minter – NCLR
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus performing Prop 8 the Musical
Doug Spearman – Noah’s Arc, EQCA Institute Board of Directors
Mandy Steckelberg – “I Love the Gays”
Pres. pro Tem Senator Darrell Steinberg
Wanda Sykes – The New Adventures of Old Christine, EQCA Institute Board of Directors
George Takei and his partner Brad Altman – Star Trek
Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas – Metropolitan Community Church
Robin Tyler – LGBT Activist and original lawsuit
Dr. Pat Washington – San Diego
Video Messages by:
Melissa Etheridge – Special video message Gavin Newsom – Mayor San Francisco, videotaped message Eric Himan – sending video message and his song “The Protest” Bruce Villanch – Comic starred in road show of Hairspray sending video message for us.
activelyOUT.com, Artists Against AIDS, Bakersfield LGBTQ, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Calafia, Catholics for Marriage Equality, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Central California Alliance, COLLAGE, Congregation Kol Ami, Courage Campaign, Create Equality, Erase the H8 Fresno, Equality Campaign, GayFresno.com, Gay-Straight Alliance for Equality (GSAFE), Gays United Network GLAAD, GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County, Hillgirlz, Join the Impact, LGBT Sacto.com, Love Honor Cherish, Marriage Equality Silicon Valley, Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles, Million Gay March, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Noahs Arc, Our Family, Out Sacramento, Pacific Pride Foundation, Peace and Freedom Party Sacramento County Central Committee, Pride At Work AFL-CIO, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Purple Unions, Queers United, Sacramento PFLAG, Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center, Sacramento Area Gay & Lesbian Professionals Social Group, San Diego Equality Campaign, SF LGBT Community Center, Stanislaus PRIDE Center, Students for Equality, United for LGBT, White Knot
Please consider joining this event as a supporter:
Send us a link to your web site. We will post your link on our site, we will list your group on materials to show your support of this rally and the equality movement.
Let us know if you know of any other grassroots or groups fighting for equality that we may have overlooked – we want as many groups to sign on as partners in this statewide show of solidarity.
Unions, faith based organizations, family and friends that might want to show solidarity with our fight for equality – bring them in.
Make Your Arrangements:
Make your Arrangements: The Greens Hotel: $69.00 for Standard Room and $89 for the Deluxe room. Mention: Equality Action Now.
Hawthorne Suites $89 room rate for Sunday 2/15 to Tuesday 2/17. Make reservations by 2/2 to get the rate- free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and will shuttle people for free from the hotel to the rally. Breakfast is also included. Mention code: EAN for the special rate.
Hawthorn, The Citizen Hotel, Marriott, Ramada, Quality Inn, Sheraton.