Rally to Support
Domestic Partner Benefits
Tuesday, August 16
Promptly at 2:00 pm
In front of the County Courthouse
313 W. Kalamazoo
Executive Director, Triangle Foundation
Executive Director, Michigan Equality
President, Michigan Federation of Teachers and
School Related Personnel
2:00 - 2:30 - Speakers. The press will probably
2:30 - Anyone who wants to attend the hearing
can go into the courtroom.
Others can stay and show their support outside,
if there isn't room for everyone in the courthouse.
3:00 - Hearing begins
4:00 - 4:30 - Hearing ends, probably. The press
will probably be there, so it would be good if
we still had a crowd, and were available for
comments to the press.
For more information, call (734) 483-2524 or
Join us on Tuesday in Lansing!
What's At Stake -
The passage of Proposal 2 enshrined discrimination
against LGBT citizens in Michigan's state constitution
by prohibiting marriage equality.
The architects of Proposal 2 now argue that
the Proposal also forbids employers from offering
Domestic Partner Benefits to unmarried couples,
a group that includes all LGBT couples.
In a landmark case filed by the ACLU of Michigan,
National Pride at Work is asking the court to
declare that Proposal 2 does NOT prohibit Domestic
On Tuesday, August 16, Judge Joyce Draganchuk
will hear arguments in the case at the County
Courthouse in Lansing.
Join us promptly at 2:00 pm on Tuesday to demonstrate
your solidarity with the plaintiffs whose families
are threatened by the loss of benefits.
Plaintiffs whose family security is at stake
will address the rally, as well as employers
who are fighting for the right to continue offering
You're welcome to enter the courtroom to listen
to the arguments, which begin at 3:00, or remain
outside the courthouse in a demonstration of
Let's show the press, the public, and our legislators
that we will strongly resist any further attempts
to marginalize us.
Triangle Foundation, Michigan Equality and Eastern
Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center join
with a number of other organizations in sponsoring