Archive for February, 2010

Shut down the Marriage Bureau, February 2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010

As a protest to the recent loss for Marriage Equality and to be in
solidarity with our community. Queer Rising held a protest on Freedom to
Marry day. Several same-sex couples and a lesbian-gay man couple entered
the marriage bureau asking for marriage licenses. All couples were denied
except the lesbian-gay man couple. All protesters held a rally outside the
marriage bureau and spoke about the irony that all these couples that loved
each other were denied their rights, but a couple who didn’t love each other
were given a marriage license based on their sex. As the protesters spoke
about the broken system, a group of four Queer Rising members chained
themselves in front of the marriage bureau doors to symbolize shutting down
the broken system.