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Wed Feb 16 2011Valentine's Day Civil Disobedience
Wed Feb 16 2011Same-Sex Couples in San Francisco Demand the Right to Marry with Sit-In at City Hall
While many people were out buying Valentine's Day gifts or flowers, same-sex couples in San Francisco were asking for the right to marry on February 14th. It was on this day in 2004 that former Mayor Gavin Newsom directed the San Francisco city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However in August 2004, the Supreme Court of California annulled the marriages that Newsom had authorized because they conflicted with state law at the time.
So every year since 2005 same-sex couples go to the City and County Clerks' office in San Francisco's City Hall on Valentine's Day and request to get married. And each year they are denied, so they hold a sit-in until they are arrested. The sit-ins usually do not disrupt other couples, but activists see the action as politically valuable because the non-same-sex couples seeking to marry on that day get a glimpse of the struggles that same-sex couples face in California.
Intersectional Feminist Non-Profit, Double Union is now accepting new members! Thursday Dec 8th 12:36 AM
America Was Never Great Demonstration and March Mission District Tuesday Dec 6th 3:46 PM
The American Indian Movement - Interfaith Gathering to Support Standing Rock Movement Saturday Dec 3rd 4:16 PM
SF Solidarity With Korean General Workers Strike Against President Park Geun-hye Thursday Dec 1st 9:50 AM
Low Paid Workers March, Rally And Demand $15 And A Union At SFO Wednesday Nov 30th 8:30 PM
SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants! Tuesday Nov 29th 10:06 AM
This is Not Normal: Anti-Trump March in San Francisco Sunday Nov 27th 2:27 PM
1/20/17 SF General Strike Call Sunday Nov 27th 12:06 PM
Palestine BDS action against Hewlett Packard in San Francisco (1 comment) Sunday Nov 27th 9:19 AM
No DAPL Solidarity Action - Divest the banks Sunday Nov 27th 7:52 AMMore Local News...
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Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (1 comment) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AM
The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
Capitalism, Sports & The Super Bowl: The Cost, The Politics, Privatization And The Game Wednesday Feb 3rd 11:55 AMMore Global News...
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Racist SF Tops At SFPOA & IFPTE Local 21 ED Bob Muscat Try To Pack Pension Board Friday Dec 2nd 5:47 PM
Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China (1 comment) Monday Nov 28th 3:13 AM
SF War Criminal George Schultz Involved In Criminal Cover-up At Biotech Company Thursday Nov 17th 9:06 PM
Ed Lee's Zionist Supporter And SEIU 87 Presdient Olga Miranda On Political Director Safai Thursday Nov 10th 6:02 AM
San Francisco Green Film Festival Encore Series: Not Without Us Monday Nov 7th 11:21 AM
Miranda's SEIU Local 87 Political Director Ahsha Safai Running For Supervisor Is Lobbyist Saturday Oct 29th 10:38 AM
Anti-Labor Union Buster & Censor Hearst III Joins Center For Investigative Reporting Board Wednesday Oct 12th 7:26 PM
Tim Redmond Backs Corporate Shill Clinton And Pro-War Pelosi While Ignoring Third Parties (1 comment) Monday Oct 10th 4:48 AM
Siege Day 1: 10/6/16 Navy's Blue Death Terrorizes SF for Columbus Genocide-Fleet Week Show (1 comment) Thursday Oct 6th 7:55 PM
AIPAC Zionist Supporter Miranda President of SEIU 87 Janitor’s union: Ahsha Safai or pay $ Tuesday Oct 4th 3:24 PMOpen Newswire...
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