Gay Rights Rally in Chicago Tomorrow
Tuesday was a historic and barrier breaking night with the election of the first African-American President. It was exciting, and amazing. However, Tuesday night was a terrible night for gay rights. The passing of prop 8 in California made a constitutional amendment taking away the right for same sex couples to marry. Arizona prop 102 and Florida amendment 2 did similar destruction to human rights. Arkansas voted a ban against unmarried couples becoming foster or adoptive parents.
If this removal of human rights upsets you, then you can protest against one of Prop 8′s most powerful proponents, James Dobson. Mr. Dobson is receiving an award from the Museum of Broadcast Communications for his daily radio show Focus on the Family. Gay rights group Truth Wins Out along with Equality Illinois and the Gay Liberation Network will be protesting James Dobson and his anti-gay message.
You can join their support of civil rights by joining the protest Saturday November 8th 5:30-7:30PM at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker Dr. Can’t make it? Here are some other things you can do:
To fight back against this offensive decision, DumpDobson.com is asking fair-minded people to take four actions.
1. E-Mail Radio Hall of Fame CEO Bruce Dumont, firstname.lastname@example.org, and urge him to withdraw Dobson’s honor.
2. Sign our letter to the Radio Hall of Fame urging them to reverse their foolhardy decision to celebrate Dobson’s shameful and ignoble career.
3. If you live in the Chicago area, please sign up to participate in our protest.
4. Donate to Truth Wins Out or Donate to the Gay Liberation Network to help us fight back.
(photo by Liz Henry)