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National Marriage Boycott was mentioned in the Palo Alto Daily. According to Jessica Bernstein-Wax, a staff writer,

"Gay rights groups held rallies throughout the Peninsula on Tuesday after the state Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage.

About 200 students gathered on the Stanford campus in the afternoon to protest the decision, and more crowds were expected at evening protests in San Mateo and Palo Alto.

'The takeaway message is that sometimes voting is not enough,' said Greg Goldgof, a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford and founding member of the Emma Goldman Society for Queer Liberation.

'If we want our rights, we're going to have to work hard, and we're going to need the help of our friends' (and allies), he added.

Goldgof said his group is focusing on strengthening gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights at the federal level by pushing for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Matthew Shepard Act and nationwide gay marriage rights.

'Really at the heart of the issue is the question, 'Are people second-class citizens?'" Goldgof said. "In fighting one fight, you fight the other.'"

Read the full article here: http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_12455838?nclick_check=1



National Marriage Boycott was applauded in the Stanford Daily. According to the Stanford Daily Editorial Board,


"Representatives from newspapers both on and off campus were chronicling the [May 26's protest], and it garnered quite a bit of media attention. Notables included the Emma Goldman Society for Queer Liberation and the National Marriage Boycott, which started at Stanford and has since spread nationally. Some participants in the boycott, many of whom sport the increasingly ubiquitous “equality” rings, have pledged not to marry until the Federal Defense of Marriage Act is repealed. It’s this kind of coordinated action by students that can really start to make a difference."



Read the full article here:
http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1031577

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2009 20:24  

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