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Marriage Equality California Calendar, 3/6-14
by Marriage Equality California
Friday Mar 5th, 2004 5:08 PM
Events in California for the next 2 weeks
Press Contact:

Molly McKay

No. Cal. Executive Director

Marriage Equality California

(415) 875-3204

For Immediate Release


Week of March 6-14, 2004

Saturday, March 6th -4pm SAN FRANCISCO Bethany United Methodist Church (1268 Sanchez
Street--corner of Clipper and Sanchez in SF)Socialist Worker Newspaper's panel
discussion "Separate is NOT Equal! What will it take to defend gay marriage?"
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Howard Wallace--Pride at Work, AFL-CIO and the San Francisco Labor
Council, Molly McKay, Marriage Equality, Ramona and Marina Gatto Children of
Lesbians and Gays Everywhere(COLAGE), Kathryn Lybarger--recently married member of
the International Socialist Organization. For more info: 510-333-4604

Tuesday, March 9th SAN JOSE City Council Meeting 1:30 - 3:00 PM. 801 N. First St.
Council chambers on 2nd floor. Come support the Mayor and Council members who will
vote to recognize all same-sex city employees who were married in other areas and
direct staff to change benefits so same-sex married couples can receive the SAME
BENEFITS as different sex couples. Contact Mara at IBIcandy [at]
<mailto:IBIcandy [at]> for more information.

Wednesday, March 10th, SAN FRANCISCO Betty Sullivan and Ann Biderman's March Ladies
Dining Evening at MECCA 6:00pm-8:30pm - Special Guest Molly McKay, Marriage
Equality California. For women who wish to make new contacts, meet for an informal
evening of conversation about marriage equality and enjoy fine dining for prix fixe
menu of $39.95 (plus tax and gratuity). MECCA is located at 2029 Market Street
(between Dolores & 14th Streets). If you have questions about the event, contact
Betty: Bettys [at] or simply RSVP to 415-621-7000, or
<> .

Thursday, March 11th: SAN FRANCISCO Union Square Marriage Equality Rally
11:00am-1:00pm. Show up, bring noise makers, we will have signs and stickers.

Thursday, March 11th SAN FRANCISCO Same-Sex Marriage Debate. Pro: Shannon Minter,
National Center of Lesbian Rights, Con: speaker from Alliance Defense Fund.
12am-1pm at New College Law School. Contact for info: wnpussycat [at]

Saturday, March 13th: SAN FRANCISCO Media Development 101: Media Messaging Around
Marriage Equality. 1 to 5PM - The LGBT Center of San Francisco, Equality
California, GLAAD, Our Family Coalition, and Marriage Equality California would like
to invite you to a marriage media training at the San Francisco LGBT Community
Center 1800 Market St. Same-sex couples that are married or plan to marry are
welcomed to attend this spokespeople training to learn how to effectively access and
engage the media in your local communities. Also People of Color are especially
urged to participate to show the world that this is an issue which impacts all
communities. Please R.S.V.P. to Eddie Gutierrez, GLAAD's Southwest Regional Media
Manager, at gutierrez [at] <mailto:gutierrez [at]> (323-634-2011) or
Roberto Issac Ordeñana, Director of Community Programs, at robertoo [at]
<mailto:robertoo [at]> (415-865-5665).

Save the Date for Upcoming Week's Events including:

March 15: 7:00-9:00 pm MILL VALLEY Marin County Community Forum on Same Gender
Marriage, Acqua Hotel Conference Center 555 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley

March 16th Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor's meeting 9:30 am at 70 West
Hedding Street in San Jose.

March 16: OAKLAND Unlearning Homophobia Films- Parkway Theater 6:30-8:30pm.


March 16: SAN RAFAEL 7:00PM-9:00PM -Marin County MECA Chapter Meeting at Ping's
Mandarin Restaurant, 817 West Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael.

March 18: 7:00 PM CONCORD Contra Costa County MECA Chapter Meeting Rainbow Community
Center of Contra Costa County 2118 Willow Pass Rd,. # 500 Concord

March 20: 6:00pm SAN FRANCISCO Equality California Dinner Four Seasons Hotel 757
Market St. Buy tickets on line at events [at] <mailto:events [at]> .
Speakers include first same-sex couple to legally marry in Canada.

March 21: BERKELEY Clergy only- meeting on Marriage Equality at Pacific School of

March 24, at 6:30 SAN RAFAEL at the Rafael Center, 1118 Fourth Street, join our
friends at Spectrum to see the Wedding Banquet, a zany comedy about deception and
family rituals. $20.00 RSVP marin [at]
<mailto:marin [at]>

March 28-29 - Marriage Equality California is holding a Candlelight Vigil/Karaoke
Wedding Song marathon planned for Sunday March 28th at 6:30pm - the day before the
SF Court rules on the injunction to stop issuing marriage licenses in SF - (or on
any day before that, if the Supreme Court orders the City to stop issuing marriage

The plan is to march from Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro to City Hall/SF
Courthouse/Supreme Courthouse - and then to continue the rally with an endless night
of dancing to Karaoke Wedding Songs sung by volunteers until the court rules on the
injunction on Monday - probably around noon - on the 29th.

All groups of the GLBT Community and our Straight Allies are invited to take part,
all singers, organizers, leaders, participators, in this peaceful, fun, entertaining
and visually strong statement of a 24 hour Wedding Song Karaoke. Couples are
encouraged to wear wedding garb and bring a copy of their marriage license on a
poster board for show. This is for both the different sex and same sex married
couples participating.

April 3: 5:00pm 7:00pm SAN FRANCISCO "Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage"
book release and MECA fundraiser LGBT Center (1800 Market St.). RSVP to
davina [at]

April 15: 6:00pm SAN FRANCISCO Ferry Building Tax Day Protest - Boston Tea Party


May 2, 2004 (start time: 10am) SAN FRANCISCO Speedway Meadow at Golden Gate Park.
Running to the Altar is a 5K run/walk fundraiser for marriage equality. For more
information on how to participate, check out:

Marriage Equality California is dedicated to securing the freedom and the right of
same-sex couples to enter into legally-recognized civil marriage,

having all the federal and state benefits and responsibilities which that entails.

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