Longtime Activists Cleve Jones and David Mixner Call for Demonstrations Around SCOTUS Marriage Hearings

-If you can be in Washington DC, there will be peaceful and civil demonstrations of support for the cases at the Supreme Court on March 26 and 27. While there you can also visit your members of Congress to lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and Uniting American Families Act as well as marriage equality. Our opponents will also be marching – ignore them.

-For those who cannot travel, there will be local organizing opportunities and plans underway in all 50 states that will mirror the events before the Supreme Court. Stay tuned. Visit your Representative's local district offices. Hold teach-ins, campus rallies and town halls. Involve our allies in women’s organizations, the labor movement, racial and ethnic minorities and immigrant communities.

-Like, share, post and retweet images and infographics you will see designed to gain broad support for the cases. Post your support for marriage equality in the week leading up to the court cases. Remember that positive portrayals of LGBT Americans go a lot farther and are more effective than efforts to tear down our opponents.

-Visit the editorial boards of your local newspapers and request editorials in support of equality to run during the last week of March. Submit letters to the editor in support of marriage equality.

-Reach out to our many allies within faith communities and organize inter-faith events on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24.

-Speak to the larger issue of equality, not limited to marriage. We seek equal protection under the law, in all matters governed by civil law, in all fifty states.

-Organize peaceful demonstrations for LGBT equality in every city and town across our country at sunset on Monday, March 25 – the anniversary of the Selma march – to put action to the President's words.


  1. says

    Scotus hearings: I’m definitely going to be there in DC.

    But this is only act one
    What’s the plan for the day the decision comes down at the end of June right in the middle of LGBT pride ?

    National Equality Action – YES

  2. David Hearne says

    I object to the very notion of demonstrations outside of courthouses. It’s calls into question the integrity of the courts whether it’s outside George Zimmerman’s hearings or the Supreme Court. Mixner and Jones just want to relive some past glory as leaders.

  3. says

    Those ideas are all fine and dandy, but the Justices won’t even notice any of it. They are not swayed by public sympathy. We need to demonstrate in front of their homes and offices. If you are a DC waiter, shop clerk, gas station attendant, taxi driver, or better yet a airline flight attendant, and you see a Supreme Court Justice out in public, tell your message directly to their face.

  4. Max says

    Yes there will be differences in opinion on how and what we should do at this CRUCIAL time in our history….but THE POINT is DO SOMETHING….wherever you are…who ever you are…STAND UP AND BE COUNTED….STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY….OUR TIME HAS COME!!!

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