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12th Annual Freedom to Marry Reception
Thursday Feb 21, 2013 4:30pm-7:00pm in Chicago
Please RSVP at http://www.lambdalegal.org/freedomtomarry

Join us for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment and make a statement of your support for the Freedom to Marry!

This annual (and FREE) reception, which coincides with The National Freedom to Marry Week, is one of the many ways we engage the LGBT community, local allies, our families, and friends in a public discourse about the importance of Marriage Equality.

This year's Freedom to Marry reception holds particular significance in light of the ballot measure victories in Maryland, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota, and also the struggle taking place right here in Illinois. In May 2012, Lambda Legal filed a case in Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of 16 same-sex plaintiff couples and their children seeking the freedom to marry. In addition, legislation introduced by Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans in The Illinois General Assembly seeks to make Illinois the 10th state in the country to achieve full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

Now, more than ever, we hope to create awareness and visibility around this important moment in Illinois and national LGBT history.

The Freedom to Marry Reception attracts an incredibly diverse audience of over 400 people, from across Chicago, the surrounding countries, and neighboring states-who will remember your engagement in the fight for equality.

And, WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS! Be a part of our Freedom to Marry team by emailing Luis Roman at lroman@lambdalegal.org !

Tags: Marriage , Benefit/Gala

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