Group Plans Marriage Equality Counter-Protest of NOM

Yesterday, I mentioned that the Westboro Baptist Church and NOM were planning rallies opposing marriage equality as same-sex marriages begin to take place this weekend. Here's Westboro's schedule. NOM plans a rally outside Cuomo's office.

Connectingrainbows The group Connecting Rainbows is organizing a counter-protest of NOM at 633 Third Ave. NYC, NY (Btwn. 40/41 Streets) between 3 and 6 pm on Sunday. Here's the Facebook page.

Here are a few additional links related to marriage equality this weekend. We'll have more, of course, in the coming hours and days.

Governor Andrew Cuomo will host a celebratory reception for gay rights advocates in NYC: "According to a tweet from Kaplan, a Cuomo spokesman said the party was moved [from Albany] because they 'had an overwhelming response from people who wanted to be a part of the reception but couldn’t attend.'"

Audra McDonald will be performing at the same-sex marriage officiated by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Oneonta, NY to open City Hall on Sunday for same-sex couples who want to marry: "City Clerk James Koury is opening City Hall to same-sex couples to allow them to apply for marriage licenses. Normally, there is a 24-hour waiting period to get married, but Koury is also coordinating an effort that could allow for a waiver. Koury's office will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to issue the marriage license applications."