Protesters rally at Georgia Capitol ahead of marriage hearings
More than 100 demonstrators braved chilly temperatures Monday, March 25, at the Georgia State Capitol to call on the United States Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
The “Testify to Love: Light the Way to Justice” rally was held just one day before the court heard arguments on Prop 8 and two days before the court was scheduled to hear arguments on DOMA, the 1996 law that forbids the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions.
The rally was organized by Branden Mattox from Love Under Fire and Miko Evans of Meak Productions. It featured several guest speakers, including Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham, Rev. James Brewer-Calvert of First Christian Church of Decatur, Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church Rev. Dennis Meredith and Rev. Paul Turner from Gentle Spirit Christian Church.
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