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Marriage Decision Day Across Michigan And U.S.

By | 2018-08-28T23:03:59-04:00 June 26th, 2013|Michigan, News|

**UPDATE The Supreme Court has announced that DOMA is unconstitutional.**

All across the country, over 100 “Decision Day” rallies are scheduled to respond to today’s Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8. Just after 10 a.m. today the Supreme Court will hand down its decisions on two landmark, historic marriage cases. This literally will be a momentous day, a day — regardless of what the decisions state — that will change our fight for equality forever.

In Michigan there are rallies across the state. In Ferndale, Affirmations Community Center will be open all day and Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor has a 4 p.m. rally scheduled. Click here for more Michigan gatherings.

GetEQUAL and Marriage Equality USA are hosting United For Marriage: Decision Day, where you can find your local event (we count about 100 right now.)

“While there was a lot of attention paid to Washington, DC, during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments, Decision Day is about the rest of the country — about the impact that the Supreme Court’s decisions on both the Defense of Marriage Act and on Proposition 8 will have on couples and families across the nation,” the United For Marriage: Decision Day site notes:

“On Decision Day, we’re asking folks across the country to organize local events to help folks interpret the cases, and also to help process the impact that the decisions have on our families and our community.”

“This is not just one march, fight or a demonstration – this is a peaceful display of solidarity and a stand for LOVE, not hate across the nation. History is in the making and it is time to bring America into the 21st century. Let’s give people hope and create change by using the voice of the people!”

Visit the Decision Day site for more, like an organizing toolkit that includes great signs like the ones above and below, that you can print and share.

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