Breaking News On The Supreme Court Decisions Here:
OPINION #1 - DOMA has been struck down. DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. 5-4 per Kennedy.
A link to the opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf
News Links for DOMA case:
1. "Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Defense of Marriage Act" - ABC NEWS - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-rules-gay-marriage-cases/st...
2. "Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional" - HUFFINGTON POST - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-doma-decision_n_3...
OPINION #2 -
The petitioners did not have standing to appeal the district court order. The decision of the Ninth Circuit is vacated and remanded. The Ninth Circuit was without jurisdiciton to consider the appeal. The judgment of the Ninth Circuit is vacated, and the case is remanded with instructions to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.
A link to the opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-144_8ok0.pdf
News Links for Prop 8.
1. "Supreme Court strikes down part of DOMA, dismisses Prop. 8 appeal" - CNN (Blog) - http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court/?hpt=hp_t1
2. "Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California" - (LA Times) - http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-prop-8-supreme-court-ruling-2...
3. "Supreme Court Rules On Prop 8, Lets Gay Marriage Resume In California" - Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-prop-8_n_3434854....
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Decision Day is Wednesday, June 26th.
Date: Day the Supreme Court Decision is announced.
Location & Time: 5:30PM Community Rally
U.S. Federal Building & Courthouse
299 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Who: Everyone! The LGBT community, straight allies, friends, family, community leaders & elected officials.
Organizers: Equality Florida & The Pride Center
**Make and bring your own rally signs!**
Date: Day the Supreme Court Decision is announced.
Location: Gainesville City Hall
200 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Oraganizers: Pride Community Center, Human Rights Council of North Central Florida (HRCNCF) & Equality Florida
Key West Business Guild's "Love Conquers ALL!" Decision Day Mixer!
This "special" KWBG mixer will be to celebrate and to stand together to continue the fight for equality. Join us at La Te Da at 5pm on the day the court hands down the decision. There is no cover charge, but the cash bar will be open. Brief remarks by elected officials and community leaders. WEAR RED to stand in solidarity with others around the nation
When: The Day of the historic US Supreme Court Decision!
Where: La Te Da - 1125 Duval Street
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Why: To celebrate and/or to stand together to continue the fight for equality.
Who: Everyone who believes in the One Human Family concept and stays for Equality for ALL!
Where were you on the day the Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality?
It’s a moment we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. And whether it is a day to celebrate, or to raise our voices in a commitment to fight on, it will certainly be a day to be together!
Please join us as we gather for a Miami-Dade Rally on Marriage Equality!
When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the Day the Supreme Court Decision is Announced
Where: The courtyard of the LGBT Visitors Center, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Who: EVERYONE! The LGBT community, straight allies, community leaders, elected officials.
Contact Information - Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director, Equality Florida 954-682-6094 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Orlando Marriage Equality Rally
The Lake Eola Bandshell
Thursday, June 27th | 4pm-10pm
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Food Trucks, Wine/Beer Trucks – So Arrive Early!
7:00PM – 8:30 PM
Julie Ohrberg Singing National Anthem
Orlando Gay Veterans Presentation of the Colors
Joy MCC Terri Steed
Susannah and Scott Randolph
Vivian Rodriguez / U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson
State Representative Joe Saunders
Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
DJ Ants Spinning From Lake Eola Bandshell!
Food Trucks, Wine/Beer Trucks
As part of the celebration of our Marriage Equality Rally, the Paint It Red Campaign will have over 3,000 red luminaries around the lake to figuratively “paint” Lake Eola RED while we rally at the Bandshell for Marriage Equality!
Immediately Following the Historic Supreme Court Decisions
Place: St. Petersburg's North Straub Park Plaza (in front of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort)
Time: The Day of the Decision - 5:00 p.m.
This event is FREE! Please bring signs, banners, friends, family and WEAR GREEN!
Gathering in North Straub Park, Downtown St. Petersburg
Brief remarks by Equality Florida leaders, elected officials and community leaders
Our Ally Steve Westphal invites participants to continue our conversations regarding moving forward and getting involved in Florida's quest for equality at 400 Beach Dr. and Parkshore Grille on Beach Drive.
United for Marriage--Day of Decision Rally 4:30pm until 6:30pm
Apalachee Parkway in front of the Old State Capitol Building
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be issuing opinions in the Perry v. Hollingsworth (California's Prop 8) and United States v. Windsor case (DOMA). These two cases are the beginning of what will likely be more legal wrangling to secure equal rights for all citizens of any sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG will hold a gathering the day the decisions come down and will keep making the case that love is love is love, and love is what will make families stronger, healthier and happier. Come join us at Apalachee Parkway in front of the Old State Capitol building, and take a stand for justice. Sign making/gathering at 4:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT know what day the court will issue its opinions in these cases. This event WILL change to reflect the day that we are gathering. It could be Monday the 17th; Thursday, June 20th, or Monday, June 24th. STAY TUNED. Facebook Page
WEST PALM BEACH:
The day the decisions are announced at 4:00pm.
West Palm Beach City Hall/Library
401 N Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Meeting Place: We will meet in the plaza on the corner of Clematis and Dixie Highway
Contact Information: EQFLPBC@yahoo.com/ (561)-541-3700
Bring Signs, the Local News Channels will be there.
Bring the kids, Family Friendly Event as always.
Bring your Voice.
STATEWIDE: TELE-TOWN HALL
Any day now the Supreme Court will decide two landmark marriage equality cases.
No one knows how the court will rule or when the decision will come but we do know one big question all of us will want answered quickly: “What does this mean for LGBT rights here in Florida?”
We’ll be hosting a statewide Tele-Town Hall within days of the court’s ruling and we’d like to invite you to join us.
The Tele-Town Hall will be moderated by Equality Florida’s Executive Director Nadine Smith and will feature a panel of state and national legal experts including Shannon Minter, Legal Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Elizabeth Schwartz, Miami-based LGBT Family and Estate Planning Lawyer; Mary Meeks, Orlando Civil Rights Attorney; and Nancy Faggianelli, a Shareholder with Carlton Fields, one of Florida’s top law firms.
Not only will you hear from leading experts, participants will have a chance to ask questions as well.
Participating in the telephone town hall is easy. Just register by clicking here. On the night of the town hall we’ll give you a call at the appointed time and invite you to join.
No matter the ruling - a sweeping win across the board, a mixed bag of good news and bad or an unexpected defeat - we know we will have important work to do here in Florida.
Momentum is on our side. Florida leads the South with 53% of voters now in support of marriage equality and we are gaining ground every day. This is a pivotal moment in our country’s history and we need everyone who believes in equality to engage.
Bring your questions and ideas. Register today, space is limited.
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