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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.
Native Nations March - San Francisco Saturday Feb 25th 7:03 PM
San Francisco ILWU Local 10 Honors Herb Mills Secretary Treasurer Retired Friday Feb 24th 12:08 PM
"Remembrance" On The 75th Anniversary of Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 Monday Feb 20th 7:23 PM
Activists Protest Hewlett Packard Enterprise Profiteering from Racist Policies in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. Sunday Feb 19th 9:51 AM
San Francisco Hotline in Case of ICE Raids Saturday Feb 18th 8:02 PM
CWA AT&T Mobility Workers National Day Of Action-Time To Fight Telecom Bosses! Sunday Feb 12th 1:15 PM
Solidarity with Planned Parenthood San Francisco Friday Feb 10th 10:22 PM
Killing Iris Canada! One Hundred Year Old SF African American Woman Evicted By SF Sheriff Friday Feb 10th 9:10 PM
San Francisco, Sanctuary City, Closes McCoppin Hub Thursday Feb 9th 6:36 PM
SF Cover-up Blows Up At Superfund Hunters Point Naval Shipyard "Clean-up" Meeting (3 comments) Thursday Feb 9th 10:58 AMMore Local News...
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Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) 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 AMMore Global News...
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Rehire Daz Lamparadas Now! Stop Discrimination & Union Busting by SEIU 1021 Management Sunday Feb 26th 10:34 PM
CA pols can't figure out what to do with Airbnb. $250,000 To Demo Hack Newsom Saturday Feb 4th 4:49 AM
Labor, Unions, Culture & Arts In The Era Of Trump Saturday Jan 21st 6:45 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
POA "Casciato’s campaign teeters on lies." "They’re desperately lying to unseat Meiberger Thursday Jan 5th 4:11 PM
"A Culture of Corruption" The Obama Perez Legacy And The Wells Fargo Criminal Syndicate - (1 comment) Friday Dec 30th 11:51 PM
SFPOA Racist Cop And SFERS Bd Member Sgt. Stansbury Wants To Keep Pension Funds in Guns Thursday Dec 22nd 9:12 AM
SFERS Retirement Board Election: The Wolves vs The Watchdog-Election Is About Hedge Funds (1 comment) Wednesday Dec 21st 11:30 PM
Sex-trafficking in America Wednesday Dec 14th 6:06 PM
Racist SF Tops At SFPOA & IFPTE Local 21 ED Bob Muscat Try To Pack Pension Board Friday Dec 2nd 5:47 PMOpen Newswire...
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