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STOP THE DEPORTATIONS! - Rally For Doug & Alex
Date Wednesday July 13
Time 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Location Details
120 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorErik Schnabel
On July 13th 2011 in San Francisco, Alex Benshimol and Doug Gentry, a married California couple, will face every same-sex binational couple’s worst nightmare: a deportation hearing. As anyone following this issue knows, for years there has been little hope for same-sex binational couples seeking to reside together in the US. Many are legally married like Alex and Doug, but are still treated as legal strangers in the eyes of our own government.

Out4Immigration is co-organizing this event with Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA), Stop The Deportations & GetEQUAL on July 13th, the day after the library event in support of Doug & Alex as they head into the immigration courts to have their deportation hearing.

For more information about Doug & Alex - you can read their story here: http://stopthedeportations​.blogspot.com/2011/06/doug​-alex-face-doma-deportatio​n-hearing.html

Doug and Alex are also featured in our change.org petition this week! http://www.change.org/peti​tions/save-doug-and-alexs-​marriage-and-stop-deportin​g-our-spouses

More information on the immigration challenges facing LGBT couples can be found here: http://bit.ly/LGBT_Fact

Confirmed Speakers:

Lavi Soloway, Esq.
Doug Gentry
SF Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
SF Assessor Recorder Phil Ting
SF Immigration Rights Commissioner Ana Perez
Vincent Pan, Chinese For Affirmative Action
Annette Wong, SFILEN
Dusty Araujo; NIJC

Supporting Organizations:

Love, Honor, Cherish
CARECEN
SFILEN
Asian Law Caucus
NIJC
National Center For Lesbian Rights
Chinese For Affirmative Action
API Equality
GetEQUAL
Out4Immigration
Marriage Equality USA
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 11th, 2011 6:54 PM
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