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Lambda celebrates 4th Freedom to Marry Day
2001-02-07

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This year's National Freedom to Marry Day Feb. 12 will see a lot of action in the Chicago area, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has announced.

Religious and community leaders will host an interfaith program at noon at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Room #1200, to show their support for same-sex marriage. They are scheduled to sign a Marriage Resolution and hold a news conference. Later in the evening, a ceremony will be held to reaffirm vows made by same-sex couples across Chicagoland.

This year marks the fourth anniversary of Freedom to Marry Day, which will be celebrated with events across the country.

Last year, workers from Lambda's Chicago office celebrated the day by honoring the victory in Vermont and distributing bottles of maple syrup from Vermont.

"Leaders from a range of institutions believe that we should have the freedom to marry, two-thirds of the public believes that we will eventually win the freedom to marry, and Vermont has paved the way with civil unions," said Lambda Midwest Regional Director Matthew Roberts. "Hopefully lesbian and gay couples soon will be able to celebrate National Freedom to Marry Day with marriage licenses in their hands."

The Interfaith Program of Recognition will be open to the public.


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