Pro­test­ers rally at Ge­or­gia Capi­tol ahead of mar­riage hear­ings

GA Voice - - News - By RYAN WATKINS rwatkins@the­

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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