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Swish Talks Marriage Equality and Next Steps for the Movement on Christopher Street, NYC - DOMA and Prop 8

DOMA Discussion

June 13, 2013

This summer, as LGBT people and straight allies all over the country waited with bated breath for the historic Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, Swish brought four NYC leaders in the movement to St. John’s Lutheran Church - part of our Swish Nights Out networking and educational programs - for a spirited, inspiring panel discussion on what decision to expect, where the marriage equality movement is headed, and how to stay in action, no matter what the ultimate outcome might be.

The event, “DOMA and Prop 8: The Rights, the Rhetoric and Why Marriage Equality Matters,” was moderated by Brian Silva, Executive Director at Marriage Equality USA, and featured panelists Michael Crawford, Director of Online Programs at Freedom to Marry; Mariko Hirose, an ACLU attorney on Edith Windsor’s legal team, and David Turley, senior field organizer at the Human Rights Campaign. These four funny, honest, insightful and impassioned panelists gave a truly incredible program, sharing stories that moved them, bringing hard facts and figures to the table, and both telling the rapt audience that there is a way forward, and providing the light to show the way.

Special thanks to:

Pastor Mark Erson and St. John’s Lutheran Church

Michael Crawford

Mariko Hirose

Brian Silva

David Turley

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