Events, LGBT — August 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

EVENT: Rally for marriage equality in Detroit, Thursday, August 21st


This Thursday, there will be a rally at the Detroit Courthouse to support marriage equality in Michigan and the 300 same-sex couples who were married in March.

Here are the details, via Michigan for Marriage:

Join us in Detroit at a rally for the freedom to marry
After a federal judge struck down Michigan’s marriage ban in March, more than 300 same-sex couples legally married across the state before that historic ruling could be stayed.

The federal government is already recognizing these marriages as legal but Governor Rick Snyder won’t budge—putting hundreds of Michigan families in legal limbo as Michigan’s marriage case makes its way through the courts.

Now plaintiffs representing those couples will have their day in court—with oral arguments in the Caspar v. Snyder case scheduled for this Thursday, August 21st.

Let’s show the plaintiffs we have their back. This Thursday, on the day of oral arguments, we will rally outside the federal courthouse in Detroit.

Click here to say you’ll join us.

WHO: You, your family and friends
WHERE: Outside the Federal Courthouse
231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
WHEN: Thursday August 21 from 8:30-9am

It was an incredible moment when U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman ruled that Michigan’s marriage ban was unconstitutional. And almost immediately, couples—some who have been waiting years or even decades—were finally free to marry the one they love.

That joy was put on hold however, when the same day a stay was issued and those wedding bells came to a halt. Now those couples are legally married according to the federal government, but treated as nothing more than legal strangers in the state they call home.

The couples who married in Michigan have waited long enough—it’s time for Governor Snyder to show them respect. Join us as we rally outside the Courthouse right before oral arguments begin on the Caspar v. Snyder case. Click here to RSVP now.

Together, we can take on Michigan’s marriage ban—and together, we will win.