Forum to Kick-off "Right to Marry" in Hudson Valley

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SOULFORCE MEDIA ADVISORY: March 14, 2008
For Immediate Release

Contact: Haven Herrin, Soulforce Q Director
Cell: 469-867-5725
haven@soulforce.org
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What:  The Town + Gown Marriage Meet-up

Soulforce Q and ACT OUT Vassar invite local students, businesspeople, clergy, and activists to learn about Right to Marry, a campaign that asks Hudson Valley business leaders to publicly express their support for marriage equality.

The Town + Gown Marriage Meet-up will introduce a weekend of trainings and discussion about the Bible, marriage, and activism.  All are welcome to sign-up to learn and participate in the campaign.

When: Thursday, March 27, at 7 pm
 
Where:Vassar campus, room TBA

Why: Small businesses may know better than anyone the need for community support and protection in order to succeed. The Right to Marry Campaign will ask Hudson Valley businesses to show support for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender neighbors. Their participation will provide meaningful evidence of community support for marriage equality with chambers of commerce, city councils, mayors, and local politicians.

Who: ACT OUT aims to create a dialogue within and outside of the Vassar community in hopes of encouraging active participation in the national campaign to end gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) oppression.

Soulforce Q is the young adult division of Soulforce, a social justice organization that works to end political and religious oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through relentless nonviolent resistance.

For more information, visit www.righttomarry.org.

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