Freedom to Marry Events in Harrisburg and Allentown

See a Photo Album of the Photo Project in the Capitol,
the Press Conference, and the Freedom to Marry March and Rally
By Clicking here.
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Click here to see a YouTube Video of Liz Bradbury Speaking on Marriage Equality with views of the Photo Project in Harrisburg.

See a Video of the PA Diversity Network Photo Project in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA by clicking here.

See a Video of State Senator Daylin Leach Speaking on GLBT Marriage Equality in the Capitol
by clicking here.

See a Video of PA Diversity Network Executive Director Liz Bradbury Speaking on GLBT Marriage Equality and the PA Diversity Network Photo Project - 385 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality in the Capitol by clicking here.

See a Video of Rev. Nancy Wilson - National Moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches - speak at MCCLV's Freedom ot Marry Celebration on February 13, 2010 by clicking here.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
COURT HOUSE ACTION AND FREEDOM TO MARRY CELEBRATION



PA Diversity Network Photo Project-- 380 Same-sex Couples: Facing Inequality
Feb. 7, 2010: Sunday through Sunday Feb 14th.
On Display in the PA Capitol Rotunda
3rd and State Streets, Harrisburg
Nearly 400 Photos of Same-Sex Couples and families facing inequality will hang in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Capitol. That's 800 people or 1600 eyes on legislators and their guests as the walk to and from their offices on a daily basis.

On Monday Feb 8th, dozens of GLBTA community members met with their Senators and Representatives to discuss GLBT marriage equality issues and GLBT civil rights legislation. Over the summer, PA Diversity Network collected nearly 3000 cards from constituents asking their legislators to sign S.B. 935 for Marriage Equality. The cards were districted and presented to each individual's legislator.

March & Rally
Feb. 8, 2010, Monday
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Starting in the State Capitol Building
Alanna Berger the final speaker of the Press Conference, then lead the crowd on a march down State St. to the corner of Front. and Market Streets in front of the Dauphin County Courthouse to rally at that crowded intersection during rush hour to demand equality.

Debate Postponed -- HACC Allies Was to Present a Debate on Marriage Equality with
Sen. Daylin Leach vs. Maggie Gallagher -- however, duee to weather, Ms. Gallagher was unable to attend.
Hosted by HACC Allies at Harrisburg Area Community College

Celebration of Faiths Affirming Marriage Equality
Postponed -- New Date: Feb.18, 2010, Thursday
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
St. Michael Lutheran Church
118 State Street Harrisburg, PA
This will be a celebration with representatives from many different faiths demonstrating with song, prayer, food or ritual, something from their faith, or their version of a marriage ceremony.
Jewish.........Rabbi Carl Choper
Lutheran .....Pastor Larry Hawkins
Unitarian......Rev. Howard Dana
Buddhist......Virginia Parkins
Wicca..........Lori Balazhi
Episcopal ....Dean Churchilll Pinder

February 16th -- Panel on Marriage Equality
Discussion of Marriage Eqaulity
The Interfaith Alliance of PA Presents
Discussion of Marriage Equality -- 7:00pm. The Jewish Community Center -- 3300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA
Mary Catherine Roper Staff Attorney; ACLU
Zach Hoover Staffer; Office of Senator Daylin Leach
Liz Bradbury Executive Director; PA Diversity Network
Rev. David Zwifka Episcopal Priest & Gay Activist
Ted Martin & Dwayne Heckert Legally Married in California
Rev. Howard Dana Minister; Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
Dean Churchill Pinder Dean; St. Stephens Chathedral
David Messner Lay Member; St. Stephens Catherdral
Rabbi Carl Choper President; The Interfaith Alliance of PA


LEHIGH VALLEY EVENTS

On Feb. 12, 2010, Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley will lead a Marriage Equality Rally at the Lehigh County Courthouse. Rally at 5th & Hamilton Streets on Friday, Feb, 12, 10 AM – 12 Noon.

MCCLV's goal this year is for 100 same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses - These licenses will be denied but will remain in Lehigh County files to document this historic effort for equality. Activists will also be on the street to speak out and rally in front of the courthouse about marriage equality. There will be many speakers including Liz Bradbury, PA Diversity Network Executive Director.

If you and your partner plan to participate, send an e-mail to
office@mcclv.org with your names and contact information.

February 13
In addition to MCCLV's Courthouse Rally, the church is planning the 10th Anniversary Interfaith National Freedom to Marry Worship Service for Saturday, February 13, 2010, 6pm – 9pm at Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 930 N. 4th Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Over a dozen clergy people representing a variety of faiths will be on hand to help celebrate this special evening. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, leader of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Liz Bradbury of PA Diversity Network will also speak at this event.