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|March Forth for Justice on March 4|
|Date||Wednesday March 04|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
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Clock Tower in Santa Cruz
Pacific and Water
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2009
SANTA CRUZ CLOCK TOWER
Please join us at the clock tower on the evening before the CA Supreme Court hears arguments as to why Proposition 8 should be repealed.
We invite everyone who is in support of Marriage Equality to bring candles to shine our light toward Love and Justice!
We will peacefully march down Pacific Ave to Cathcart and back to the Clock Tower for a Moment of Silence in honor of EQUAL LOVE FOR ALL.
This event is sponsored by the Equality Action Project (formerly the Santa Cruz County No on Prop 8 campaign) and co-sponsored by The Diversity Center and The GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County
Please contact Labris Willendorf with questions, or to help, at
labrisw [at] gmail.com
Wednesday, March 4 is the day before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the validity of Prop 8. That evening, we’ll stand together and send a unified message to our fellow Californians, including the Supreme Court Justices, that individual liberties like the right to marry are guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone and cannot be stripped away at the ballot box by a bare majority. Just as important, we will give our love and support to all the families headed by same-sex couples who are threatened by the recent electoral outcome, as well as same-sex couples whose hopes and dreams of marriage and family have been frustrated by enactment of Prop 8.
To read the parties' filings and the dozens of amicus 'friend of the court' briefs filed on behalf of Civil Rights Organizations, Bar Associations, Academics, Women's Groups, Faith and Religious Groups, and many others go to http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/prop8.htm
March 5th - Supreme Court Oral Argument Hearing 9am to noon.
Television viewing: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/prop8viewing.htm
Local Public Viewings: Check your local city for viewing locations as they become available.
Equality should not be put up for a popular vote.
• Prop 8 is a radical and unprecedented change to the California Constitution that puts all Californians at risk.
• Prop 8 defeats the very purpose of our constitution, which is to protect minorities and to make sure the law treats everyone equally.
• This is the first time the initiative process has successfully been used to change the California Constitution to take away a fundamental freedom from a particular group and to mandate government discrimination against a minority.
• If prop 8 is upheld, the courts will no longer have a meaningful role in protecting minority groups or women, since any decision prohibiting discrimination could be reversed by a simple majority.