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We Are Family: Marriage Is In Your Heart

On August 12, community members gathered at the Town Clock in Santa Cruz to demonstrate solidarity after an unfavorable ruling from the California Supreme Court.
we_are_family_8-12-04.mp3 (8192 k)
On this recording from the Santa Cruz Town Clock, we hear from:
  • The Rabbi at Temple Beth El
  • Gail Pelerlin, Santa Cruz County Recorder
  • Rob, married 25 years, Felton Roaring Camp
  • Bob Corea, Diversity Center
  • Mark Stone, 5th District County Supervisor
  • Mardi Wormhoudt, 3rd District County Supervisor
  • - Social Movements Procede Legal Change.
  • Gail and Dina spoke, married in San Francisco six months ago
  • Margaret Leonard, Local Attorney
  • - 4,000 people denied their marriage license.
  • Joe and Paul spoke, married in both Canada and the US
  • Owen, Queer Straight Man. Female >> Trans-Man
  • - AB205 does not benefit him and his wife
  • Barbara Bodin, Mom w/ 3 kids. 20 year old sons are gay. Active with PFLAG
  • Thomas , Bi-Sexual Male, Co-Chair of Santa Cruz GLBT
  • - His kids (wife's children) are not allowed to attend events with him where sexual orientation may be discussed.
  • Tera, An Ally
  • Merrie Schaller, Co-Chair of Santa Cruz GLBT
  • - Get Bush Out of Office.
    - Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that any AIDS organization that gets federal funding can not mention condoms unless they say that condoms are not effective.
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