LGBT Look at this email I just got from MassEquality.org (How cool is this!!!)

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  1. Sam Gamgee

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    PLEASE READ, FORWARD, AND TAKE ACTION


    Dear Christopher,

    Next Monday, May 17th, will be a day for the history books. On that day, for the first time in American history, loving same-sex couples will be eligible to receive critical rights and protections that come only through marriage. The events in Massachusetts will usher in a new era as the state becomes the first in the Union to take a stand against discrimination and for equal rights.

    So far, thanks to the tireless efforts of the folks at our coalition member GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), every legal challenge to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts has been dismissed or defeated. While many important questions remain, particularly for those who do not reside in Massachusetts, we know the coming week will be filled with new joys for many individuals and for those who love them.

    If you are planning to get married in Massachusetts, please make sure your day is a good one by reading all the latest information from GLAD online at http://www.glad.org/marriage/howtogetmarried.html . If you have questions about getting married in Massachusetts or if you run into any problems trying to get a marriage license, GLAD will be operating a special telephone hotline every day next week from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The hotline number is (617) 426-1350.

    As reporters from around the world carry pictures of Massachusetts weddings to news stands and television screens from Boston to Bangkok, we invite you to commemorate and celebrate the historic occasion with activities (and action!) across the state.


    Saturday, May 15th

    Massachusetts Gay/Straight Youth Pride


    It's going to be a beautiful day in Boston! March with MassEquality and help spread the word about marriage equality. By marching with MassEquality or working at our information table, you will help us support students' anti-discrimination work and recruit young people to fight for marriage equality in Massachusetts. To volunteer or find out more, send e-mail to [email protected] .

    Noon : Rally : Copley Square

    1:00 PM : March : from Copley Square to the Charles River Esplanade

    2:00 PM : Family Picnic : Hatch Shell


    Sunday, May 16th

    Blessing on the Eve of History


    This interfaith prayer service organized by the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry will celebrate the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and bless couples planning to marry.

    7:00 PM : Christ Church Cambridge : Zero Garden Street : Harvard Square : Cambridge

    Cambridge Celebrates Marriage Equality

    All are welcome at a celebration in honor of granting of marriage licenses. Cambridge City Hall will open at 10:30 PM for a celebration party. The City Clerk's office will open at 12:01 AM to accept the first application for a marriage license.

    10:30 PM : Cambridge City Hall : 795 Massachusetts Avenue : Central Square : Cambridge


    Monday, May 17th

    Boston


    The Boston City Clerk's office will be taking applications for marriage licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Clerk's office will begin distributing numbers to couples in line at 7:30 AM and will process applications until 5:30 PM. We will have an information booth on City Hall Plaza to help people through the process.

    If you'd like to celebrate with those applying for marriage licenses, we will have a reception tent on City Hall Plaza with wedding cake and flowers. Stop by at any time to extend your good wishes. The reception tent will be hosted by MassEquality, the Freedom to Marry Coalition, GLAD and the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry.

    Newton

    Join Newton's own Goodridge plaintiffs Ellen Wade and Maureen Brodoff in a celebration after their marriage at Newton City Hall. The celebration will feature Newton Mayor David Cohen and includes a toast at 3:30 PM.

    3:15 - 6:00 PM : War Memorial Steps : Newton City Hall : 100 Commonwealth Avenue : Newton

    Other major locales

    We encourage you to stop by the city hall in other major locales (Brookline, Northampton, Provincetown, Somerville, Springfield, Worcester, etc.) to congratulate couples applying for marriage licenses on this historic day. Celebrations are planned in many cities and towns -- a few we know of are 9:00 AM in Somerville and 10:00 AM in Amherst.


    Thursday, May 20th

    The Wedding Party

    A Community Celebration of Equal Marriage Rights


    Join us for a public celebration of the week's historic events. Sponsored by MassEquality, the Freedom to Marry Coalition, GLAD and the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, this fun-filled night will be one to remember.

    7:00 PM - midnight : Colonnade Hotel : 120 Huntington Ave : Boston : $10.00 cover charge

    Special congratulations to all those who plan to be married over the coming weeks. We hope you can join us at one of our celebrations and look forward to seeing you this week or sometime soon on the campaign trail.

    Thank you,
    Your MassEquality.org Update Team
     
  2. Sam Gamgee

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    I know you guys are SICK of me talking about this... but I just think it's so cool.

    Sorry.
     
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