Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Join MEUSA at Prop 8 closing arguments, Pride events

Same-sex couples who are married and those who want to marry can join LGBT and allied supporters outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 16 for a rally before closing arguments are heard in the Proposition 8 trial.

Marriage Equality USA media director Molly McKay said the 8 to 10 a.m. community gathering is being held to illustrate the importance of marriage equality. Couples are encouraged to bring copies of their marriage license, photos, or other items. Coffee will be provided.

Closing arguments in the federal trial, known as Perry V. Schwarzenegger, will immediately follow the gathering at 10 a.m. and are scheduled to continue all day. The Phillip Burton Federal Building is located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue. The gathering will take place outside on the plaza.

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Pride events
MEUSA is also in the process or recruiting people for its various Pride activities. Those include dancing with a flash mob, singing with the Joy Choir and Full Heart Band on the main stage, and marching in the Pride Parade.

The flash mob will take place at noon on Sunday, June 27 in the Civic Center. MEUSA is teaming up with Love Warriors for the event. Rehearsals are taking place now through June 24. A full schedule is available at the Facebook group, “Flash Mob for SF Pride Festival.”

MEUSA is partnering with the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living’s Joy Choir and the Full Heart Band for this year’s marriage equality event on the main stage on June 27 at 12:30 p.m. The contemporary gospel choir and live musicians are performing inspirational songs with an uplifting message. If you love to sing and want to join them (and can make two rehearsals on June 16 and 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.), e-mail McKay at

Finally, McKay said that everyone is welcome to march with the MEUSA contingent in the LGBT Pride Parade Sunday, June 27. People should show up at 9 a.m. Couples in wedding garb will have hearts on sticks for people to write messages on and carry with them. The exact location of the contingent is not yet known, but will be posted when MEUSA gets its assignment from SF Pride. It will be somewhere right off the Embarcadero BART/Muni station one or two blocks south of Market.

— Cynthia Laird, June 11, 2010 @ 10:55 am PST
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