Join the Impact! Multiple protests scheduled around Kentucky

November 15, 2008 -- The 2008 election was a bitter-sweet celebration. We came together to witness the first black man who will become the president of the greatest republic in the world, the United States of America; on the other hand, we watched in sadness as Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, and California all voted down equality. (story)
This is not a four-state issue. This is an issue of equality across the United States. Stand up and make your voice heard!

Tomorrow, Marriage Equality Kentucky, GLSO Pride Center, college Gay-Straight Alliances and many others across the Commonwealth joins in the spirit of the grassroots movement taking to the streets to stand up for our full dignity as LGBT Americans.

Marriage Equality Kentucky, as a member of Kentucky Equality Federation and the International Lesbian and Gay Association, will join in this national call to action and urge you to add your city and your voice to the growing call for liberty, justice and marriage equality for all around our great republic.

We urge organizers to continue the momentum by joining the mailing list at www.kyLGBT.org, participating in a protest around the Commonwealth, and volunteer.

Click here to visit the the Equality Center at kyLGBT.org for event information and links!

Multiple events are being held around Kentucky tomorrow! (more)

Join the Impact!


Regards,

Jordan Palmer (President), Dean Byrd (Administrative Coordinator), Michael Hollingsworth (Treasurer, and Board), Casey Kurtis (Board), N. C. Couch (Board), Kimball Roy (Board), Paul Johnson (Board), Trevor Ashley, Nick Herweck, and Brandi Walker.

State of Marriage Equality; our continued struggle!

Dear friends,

Our community has suffered crushing defeats in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, and Florida (click here to see what was at stake) at the hands of opponents who waged a campaign based on lies, deception and fear fueled by a deep and mistaken conviction that we, and our families, are inferior to theirs. It hurts deeply. It is cruel that our right to equal protection can be put to a vote.

In our continued struggle, we have kept to the high road. We have no need to examine our conscience; we can and must hold our heads high.

As we go on with our lives, we must not allow ourselves to become like our opponents. We must always treat those around us with the same respect and dignity that we deserve and demand for ourselves and for our families.

Whether or not Proposition 8 in California was legal will continue to be a subject of great legal debate. Marriage Equality USA, Kentucky Equality Federation and Marriage Equality Kentucky’s closest ally continues to monitor the legal situation; more than four (4) lawsuits will be filed in the coming days.

When Congress passed the U.S. Patriot Act, the State of California condemned it, and continues to prohibit any state agency or subdivision of the state (cities and counties) from enforcing it. California law protects the freedom of speech, expression, personal privacy, and human rights more than any other U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory; even more so than the U.S. Constitution. By passing Proposition 8, California’s Constitution is now in conflict with itself.

More than ever, we need your continued support! We will continue to have dedication and perseverance until equality for all is established.

Regards,

Jordan Palmer (President), Dean Byrd (Administrative Coordinator), Michael Hollingsworth (Treasurer, and Board), Casey Kurtis (Board), N. C. Couch (Board), Kimball Roy (Board), Paul Johnson (Board), Trevor Ashley, Nick Herweck, and Brandi Walker.
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