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Thousands to Gather in Support of the Freedom to Marry

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Led by clergy and faith leaders, Freedom to Marry Day Rally will kick off the conversation at the Capitol

MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact:
Jake Loesch, Communications Director
Phone Number: (763) 218 – 4810

February 12, 2013 – Saint Paul, MNMinnesotans United – the broad and diverse campaign that successfully defeated the marriage amendment at the ballot box in November – will bring the conversation about securing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in 2013 to the State Capitol at the Freedom to Marry Day Rally on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

Thousands of Minnesotans who support the freedom to marry are expected to attend the rally, which will be led by faith leaders. Beginning with a clergy procession and choir, the Freedom to Marry Day will serve as a key moment in working with state legislators to ensure that Minnesota state law reflects our shared beliefs that marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility and that no one should be told it is illegal to marry the person they love.

Speakers at the rally will include the Reverend MacArthur Flournoy, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Faith and Religion Program and Faith Director of the successful 2012 Marylanders for Marriage Campaign; Pastor Grant Stevensen, former Faith Director of Minnesotans United for All Families and pastor at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and the Spirit of Truth Faith Community in St. Paul; Reverend Kelly Chatman, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minnesota; Rabbi Melissa Simon of Shir Tikvah Congregation; and Senator Scott Dibble.

WHAT:
Freedom to Marry Day Rally

WHERE:
Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Saint Paul, Minnesota

WHEN:
February 14, 2013
3:00 – 4:30pm

Minnesotans United, the campaign that successfully defeated the hurtful marriage amendment in 2012, is committed to securing the freedom to marry for loving and committed same-sex couples in 2013.

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