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Following Election and Court Case Gay Rights Groups to Demonstrate for Marriage Equality

Following Election and Court Case Gay Rights Groups to Demonstrate for Marriage Equality

Major LGBT civil rights organizations such as California Faith for Equality, Courage Campaign, Equality California, GetEQUAL, GSA Network, Marriage Equality USA, and others are organizing events on December 4, 2010 nationwide to support marriage equality in California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing scheduled for December 6, 2010, and throughout the country.

Major LGBT civil rights organizations such as California Faith for Equality, Courage Campaign, Equality California, GetEQUAL, GSA Network, Marriage Equality USA, and others are organizing events on December 4, 2010 nationwide to support marriage equality in California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing scheduled for December 6, 2010, and throughout the country.

Three Iowa State Supreme Court Judges lost their seats after last week’s elections after a targeted attack campaign by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). NOM targeted those justices because they ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in April 2009.

According to the Courage Campaign, NOM spent $600,000 on TV ads and a bus tour to campaign against the justices that went to 45 counties.

“Outside organizations such as NOM funneled tons of money and resources into Iowa to unseat these Judges.” said Eric Ross, a Unite To Make It Right organizer. “It’s actions like these that have inspired the community to come together the weekend prior to the Prop 8 appeals hearing. We want to let the judges of the Ninth Circuit know that the community supports them as well as the three justices from Iowa.”

Unite To Make It Right, backed by large LGBT civil rights organizations, aims to demonstrate support for a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that supports marriage equality in addition to full equality on a national level. Events are being planned in cities across the nation in partnership with the Unite To Make It Right campaign. 

Organizers in California and from out of state have been talking with Unite To Make It Right about plans for the upcoming events. A list of events can be found on the Unite To Make It Right Event Page.

Visit the organization's website to find out more about Unite To Make It Right, find them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter

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