Same-Sex Marriage Demonstration, October 10 in New York City

Event date: October 10, 2007

One thousand one hundred thirty-eight flowers will be handed out at 11:38 a.m. next week in New York's Union Square to symbolize the 1,138 federal rights that come automatically with marriage, an institution denied same-sex couples. A display of 1,138 roses will be set up in the square, and each rose will be tied with a card representing one of the federal marriage rights that gay and lesbian couples are not lawfully allowed to enjoy. The demonstration will take place October 10 at the Abraham Lincoln statue in the park, the site of other civil rights demonstrations. Attending will be Lambda Legal executive director Kevin Cathcart and Love, Peace, and Hope Bridal Jewelry collection designer Udi Behr, whose line sells rings for straight couples who support same-sex marriage. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to Lambda Legal. (The Advocate)


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