Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Vigil for Marriage Equality March 23

A Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Vigil for Marriage Equality will be held March 23, 6:30 p.m.

In anticipation of the US Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments challenging the constitutionality of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, approximately 150 community members will gather at the Federal Courthouse in Allentown to hold a vigil for marriage equality.

Pennsylvania Diversity Network has organized this candlelight vigil in partnership with Equality Pennsylvania and Eastern PA PFLAG.

The Lehigh Valley Vigil in Allentown is one of at least nine vigils across Pennsylvania, and one of hundreds across the country. There are vigils planned to take place in front of federal court houses in all 50 states, but Pennsylvania has the second largest number of vigils set, after California.

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 6:30pm. Event will last one-hour.

Where: Edward N. Cahn Courthouse and Federal Building, 504 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA

Music by: Muhlenberg A Cappella Group – Girls Next Door

Speakers:
Liz Bradbury, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Diversity Network
Adrian Shanker, President, Equality Pennsylvania
Dorothy Baran, Representative, Pennsylvania Joint Board, SEIU
Barb Baus, widow effected by the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act”
Dan Bosket, of the Allentown NAACP
Rev. George Grubb, Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Allentown
The Hon. Julio Guridy, President of Allentown City Council
Allyson Diane Hamm, Chair, Human Relations Commission of the City of Allentown

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