Freedom To Marry Week
Freedom to Marry Week
January 28-February 1, 2013
Freedom to Marry was launched in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney generally considered the architect of the national marriage equality movement. From a prophetic vision once shared by only a few, the marriage movement has rapidly gained traction with the American public, and in the past decade, secured the freedom to marry in six states and the District of Columbia. But many challenges remain. Forty-four states continue to exclude same-sex couples from marriage, and the federal government refuses to honor the marriages of thousands of legally-wed same-sex couples, depriving them of the 1,000+ federal protections and responsibilities that come with marriage. For more information visit www.freedomtomarry.org
Spring 2013 Events!
OUTLunch Documentary Presentation: "Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement"
Thursday, January 24 @ 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Student Diversity Center (TLC 229)
This special OUTLunch presentation features the award-winning and light-hearted tale of a lesbian couple’s battle for equality and recognition that encompassed a 42 year relationship starting in the early 1960s. A discussion will follow at the Thursday, January 31st Lavender Lunch. Lunch is provided.
Marriage Equality Tabling
Tuesday, January 29-Thursday, January 31 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Stop by the Idaho Commons and get your photo taken with the marriage equality cutouts and get a treat!
"What’s Happening with Marriage Equality”
Thursday, January 31@ 7pm
Student Union Building: Gold Room (2nd Floor)
Join the LGBTQA Office for a panel presentation about the current state of marriage equality and the impact of Referendum 74 in Washington, which grants equal marriage to same-sex couples, has on the larger Palouse. The panel will consist of students, staff, and community members with a variety of different personal and professional experiences related to marriage equality. Free and open to the public.