Archive for October, 2011

GetEQUAL TX Protests Same Sex Marriage Ban

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Several same-sex couples were married in a group ceremony at the Bexar County Courthouse Saturday as part of a GetEQUAL protest for marriage equality. TPR’s Joey Palacios reports. October 18, 2011 · While it wasn’t a legal and recognized ceremony, four same-sex female couples said “I do” at the courthouse this weekend. A protest organized by  Read More »

PHOTOS: Gay couples marry in downtown Dallas

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Couples line up in Founders Plaza before their mass wedding on Saturday. Ten same-sex couples married in Founders Plaza outside the County Records Building in downtown Dallas on Saturday. The event began with speakers, and a sidewalk march followed. Marchers then returned to Founders Plaza for the mass wedding attended by about 150 people. The  Read More »

15 Same-sex couples ‘marry’ at Capitol in protest

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Fifteen same-sex couples made their way to the State Capitol Saturday to vow their commitment to one another. Organized by Get Equal, the ceremony served as part protest and part wedding day. The organizers hoped to draw more attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Those who took part agree, but said the event was  Read More »

Gay rally and mass-marriage ceremony

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Gay rally and mass-marriage ceremony: kxan.com AUSTIN (KXAN) – A statewide effort for equality among the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community came to Austin Saturday. Members of “ GetEQUAL ” performed a mass wedding ceremony for same-sex couples at the state Capitol. Organizers said eleven couples, their families and friends gathered in Republic Square park to  Read More »

Protesters gather to support gay marriage

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

It was 60 to 1 for a while at a same-sex marriage rally held Saturday afternoon on the north side of Sherwood Park. Around 60 demonstrators joined together in the parking lot by the baseball field at 3 p.m. for what was titled the “Coming ‘Out’ for Marriage Equality Rally” as part of a Texas-wide  Read More »

Group prepares for same sex marriage ceremony at Capitol

Friday, October 14th, 2011

AUSTIN, TX - Leave it to the day before the big day, for last minute decorating. Come Saturday, Raymond Garcia and Tim McIntyre will be busy. “When we met I knew it was going to be forever,” said McIntyre. “Everything about him I love,” added Garcia. “You couldn’t ask for a better person.” The two met in San Antonio  Read More »

Come Out and Get Hitched!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Though the government may not be ready to accept same-sex marriage, it seems the man upstairs is giving his thumbs up. Well, sort of. The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin will be performing a mass same-sex marriage and commitment ceremony on the Capitol steps this Saturday at 5:30pm. It may be too short of a  Read More »

Marrying for love, marching for equality

Friday, October 14th, 2011

OLD FASHIONED WEDDING | Ashlyn Jones, left, and Amanda Evans will participate in a mass wedding in Founders Plaza in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of a demonstration for marriage equality. Ashlyn Jones and Amanda Evans are getting married in downtown Dallas this weekend. They invited 50 of their friends, but would  Read More »

Gay couples march for marriage rights

Friday, October 14th, 2011

SAN ANTONIO – Gay couples and their supporters are prepping for a rally to protest marriage inequality. It’s called “Coming Out for Marriage Equality.” This comes on the heels of National Coming Out Day that took place on Tuesday, October 11. On Saturday, the group called GetEQUAL Texas will lead a rally from Milam Park  Read More »

Texas Activists to Take Action for Marriage Equality Across State

Friday, October 14th, 2011

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2011 Texas Activists to Take Action for Marriage Equality Across State Protesting Governor Rick Perry’s Hard-Line Stance Against Texas Families, Advocates Call for Marriage Equality in the State AUSTIN, TX — As Governor Rick Perry continues his quest to gain the nomination to be the Republican Presidential candidate next year,  Read More »