Indiana Equality announced today that Candace Gingrich will be speaking at the February 19 "Read the Fine Print" rally at the Statehouse. Candace, a prominent LGBT activist, is also the half-sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Her 1996 autobiography, The Accidental Activist, was a best seller in the LGBT community.
While we've rallied for the past two years at the Statehouse, this year's rally will be especially important. A civil rights bill, a hate crimes bill, and the onerous anti-marriage amendment are all on the docket this year and all require our support.
This year's rally is focused on getting lawmakers to focus on the "fine print" of the amendment. Similar amendments in Ohio and Michigan have resulted in domestic violence laws being overturned for unmarried couples and domestic partner benefits being rescinded by state law. The amendment would not just affect the GOP's target for their hatred and bigotry (read: us), it would also affect seniors who live together to keep government benefits but never marry, heterosexual couples that have decided not to get married for whatever reason, and churches who would have to abandon their religious freedoms if their dogma allows for gay marriage. While our legislators have foaming at the mouth to appease the religious right, they've forsaken their intelligence and foresight at the expense of a majority of Hoosiers.
You can find more info on the rally at Indiana Equality's website.
WHAT: "Read the Fine Print!" Rally at the Statehouse
WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2007 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Presidents Day)
WHERE: Indiana Statehouse, North Atrium, 200 W. Washington
Enter the Statehouse using the Ohio Street entrance. Please allow extra time, as you may have to go through security.