NYC Gay Activist Group Plans ‘Significant Act’ of Marriage Equality Civil Disobedience

The newly-formed NYC activist group Queer Rising is planning an action outside the New York City Marriage Bureau office on Friday morning from 8-10am:

Marriagebureau According to the group, the action will include: "A gathering of same-sex marriage equality proponents for a press conference and rally in the park opposite the bureau; The application – and subsequent rejection – of several same-sex couples hoping to obtain a marriage license inside of the bureau; The application – a subsequent approval – of a lesbian and gay man, whom according to New York State law may legally marry each other, for a marriage license; and a significant act of civil disobedience to rival the lunch-counter sit-ins of the 1960s, in which black Americans asserted their rights of equal treatment by society at large."

Here's the Facebook page.

Posted February 9, 2010 at 1:48pm ETC by Andy Towle
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