Marriage Equality Group Hosts Town Hall Meeting To Answer Public's Questions

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Written By: Brian Greig

PANAMA CITY - A group of local activists sponsored a town hall meeting Thursday night in support of gay rights. They believe the tide is turning in their favor in the legal battle over same sex marriages. One local coupe at tonight's meeting is part of a lawsuit to legalize gay marriages here in Florida.

Equality Florida is a group dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community. Thursday night they hosted a town hall to organize supporters on a local level.

Jennie Reiken is a Coordinator of the "Get Engaged" initiative for Equality Florida. She says, "I think folks across the state don't realize that these smaller communities have such support. We wanted to put together a town hall to bring everyone together, talk about the work that's going on surrounding marriage. Talk about the momentum around our court cases and hear from folks in the community."

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