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A project of Common Dreams

For Immediate Release

Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director, EQCA (916) 284-9187,
Louise Brooks, Media Coordinator, CFE (626) 993-4605,
Molly McKay, Marriage Equality USA, (510) 332-0872,

Same-Sex Couples, Faith leaders Celebrate First Anniversary of Marriage

Community members to hold anniversary events across the state, honoring historic milestone


Faith leaders, same-sex couples, friends and family will gather across
the state to celebrate in honor of the one-year-anniversary of couples
who married last year when same-sex couples were able to legally marry.
Faith leaders will offer brief remarks, and couples will gather for a
group photo at each event.


June 16

Los Angeles: 4 p.m.
West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard

San Francisco: 6:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin St, Starr King Room

June 17

Fresno: 6 PM
Historic Water Tower in Downtown Fresno
2444 Fresno St.

Inland Empire: 6:30 p.m.
Redlands UCC Church
168 Bellevue Ave.

Orange County: 6 p.m.
Fairview Community Church, Costa Mesa
2525 Fairview Rd.

San Diego: 5:30 p.m.
Mission Hills United Church of Christ
4070 Jackdaw St.

Sacramento: 6 p.m.
Sacramento County Clerk's Office
600 8th St.

For more information, please visit:

Event sponsors include, Equality California, California Faith for
Equality, Marriage Equality USA, Jordan Rustin Coalition, API Equality
- LA, Equality Inland Empire, Redlands United Church of Christ's
Christians for Marriage Equality, Orange County Equality Coalition,
Equality Action NOW, PFLAG, Courage Campaign- Fresno Equality Team,
Yes! on Equality, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry,

California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender-rights advocacy organization in California. In the past
decade, EQCA has strategically moved California from a state with
extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state
with some of the most comprehensive civil-rights protections in the
nation. EQCA has passed over 50 pieces of legislation and continues to
advance equality through legislative advocacy, public education and
community empowerment.

Faith for Equality is a statewide network of clergy and lay leaders
from a diversity of faith traditions who are committed to equality.

Equality USA is a national organization whose mission is to secure
legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and
state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.