On March 25 and 26, 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will consider two important cases: challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 (Prop 8). Bringing these cases before SCOTUS is a pivotal opportunity for far-reaching, lasting change for LGBTQ people and their partners — including the opportunity to legally marry, and to receive benefits that are in many states only available to heterosexual married couples.
Holy Covenant’s Church & Society Committee invites you to show your support, in any way that speaks to your heart and fits into your schedule:
Rally & March
On Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m., gather in Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn) for a rally followed by a candlelight march to Pioneer Plaza (near Tribune Tower). (March 25 is also the anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma that Dr. King described as “a shining moment in the conscience of man.”) Please bring a candle, and dress warmly! RSVP and more info on Facebook.
At 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27, you are invited to take 10-15 minutes, find a calm space (even if only in your heart), and dedicate this small window of time to prayer. Spread out across the city, in offices, homes, coffee shops, cars, trains, buses, churches, and on the sidewalk, we will lift up our hearts together in wishes for clarity and acceptance among the judges of the Supreme Court, and strength of purpose for those who speak to them on behalf of LGBTQ Americans. Tuesday’s case is about Prop 8, and Wednesday’s case is about DOMA. Click here for our “virtual vigil” prayer guide/resource.
Social Media Support
Between now and the end of the hearings, show your support and share your thoughts and prayers by connecting with Holy Covenant via social media:
“Like” the Holy Covenant page on Facebook
Join the Holy Covenant Facebook group
Follow us on Twitter: @holycov
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