ACLU to hold anti-Prop. 8 rally in Walnut Creek

The ACLU of Northern California is sponsoring an anti-Proposition 8 rally in Walnut Creek on Wednesday featuring local leaders including outgoing state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata.

Prop. 8 would specify in the California Constitution that marriage is between one man and one woman and reverse a recent court decision that declared same-sex marriages legal. Voters on both sides of the ballot measure are coming out in force as the Nov. 4 election draws closer.

Read more for the press release and details about the rally.

Contra Costa Leaders Urge NO on Prop 8, Rally for Equality

Local clergy, community leaders and elected officials rally for equality by opposing Proposition 8

WHAT: Local clergy, along with community leaders and elected officials will come together to express their shared opposition to Proposition 8, the initiative on the California ballot that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.  These leaders represent many diverse interests, viewpoints, and cultural histories, yet their perspectives converge when it comes to a shared belief in the need to protect right of every Californian to marry the person they love.

WHERE:  Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church (55 Eckley Lane), Walnut Creek

WHEN:   11 AM, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WHO: Senate Pro Tempore Don Perata

State Assemblymember Loni Hancock

State Assemblymember Mark DeSaulnier

Supervisor John Gioia, Contra Costa County

Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

Irma Anderson, Former Richmond Mayor

Janet Abelson, El Cerrito Councilmember

Lisa Vorderbrueggen