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"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ

by Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 8:21 PM

33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.

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LA area protests are scheduled for LA itself, Long Beach, Northern LA County (Lancaster), and Santa Barbara.

"No Taxation with Discrimination" is the central theme for the day. A list of the cities organizing protests and the locations and times of the protests is at the bottom of this message.

Those who want to support the protests are encouraged to go to the website to download posters and flyers and help spread the word in their cities. Those interested in organizing an event in their city are encouraged to send a message to RTDontAmend (at) right away, including your name, telephone number(s) and the city you live in or near.

The National Tax Day protests were called by as a warm up to a larger national day of actions that has called for May 17, the day the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) has ordered that state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The aim of the protests is to mobilize our community and allies so as to create the political climate necessary so that the fantastic MSJC decision will actually be IMPLEMENTED. In 1954, 50 years ago on May 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision outlawing segregation. That great decision remained but a piece of paper for several years because there was not a large movement which could FORCE the government to put its words into practice. It was only when the Civil Rights Movement was much larger and stronger, in the early 1960s, that segregation began to crumble.

Today there is a huge danger that the great MSJC decision will, like the 1954 Brown decision, be in effect nullified by bigots in both parties of Massachusetts state government. Within Massachusetts, it is critical that our movement is loudly and vocally DEMANDING equality in the law actually be implemented on May 17th. Outside of Massachusetts, it is critical that our movement demand that same equality in OUR local areas, and that we loudly express our solidarity with pro-equality activists in Massachusetts, and against the bigots who are attempting to nullify the fantastic decisions of the MSJC.

What we do, or don't do, in the next few weeks could very well determine which way our struggle will go. Either forward to full legal equality, or backwards into increased gay-bashing and discrmination.

On April 15th and May 17th, please help make history by demanding that the politicians of all parties begin treating us as equal human beings.

All the best,

Robin Tyler

National Co-Chair,

Andy Thayer

National Action Coordinator,


Here is the current list of cities planning actions on Tax Day, April 15th:

Athens, GA

11 am

Main Post Office

115 E. Hancock Ave, Athens


Atlanta, GA

4:30 pm until dusk

Pharr Road Post Office, Atlanta

(near the intersection of Pharr Road and Piedmont Road)

Co-sponsored by DontAmend Atlanta and Marriage Equality Georgia


Bakersfield, CA

5 pm til ?

Main Post Office

3400 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA

Info: call 661-835-3545 or e-mail

Bisbee, AZ

4 pm

Cooper Queen Station Post Office

Main Street, Bisbee, AZ


Boston, MA

5:30 pm

Fort Point Post Office (behind South Station)

Boston, MA


Chicago, IL

5:30 pm

Main Post Office

433 W. Harrison Street (just west of the Chicago River)

Sponsored by Equal Marriage NOW!

Info: or phone 773-243-2576

College Station, TX

4 pm

College Station Main Post Office

2130 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S, College Station, TX


Davis, CA

11:30 am - 1 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Davis Post Office

(corner of Poleline and Fifth Streets)


Duluth, MN

5:30 pm

Duluth Main Post Office

2800 W. Michigan Street


Fredricksburg, VA

5-7 pm

Fredricksburg Main Post Office

600 Princess Anne Street

Fredricksburg, VA


Ft. Worth, TX

6 pm

Jack D. Watson Post Office

4600 Mark IV Parkway

Fort Worth

(exit Loop 820 at Mark IV Parkway, and drive south about half a mile)


Houston, TX

6 pm

6 pm at the Main Post Office

401 Franklin Street (@ Bagby), Downtown Houston


Indianapolis, IN

5-7 pm

Indianapolis Main Post Office

125 W. South Street, Indianapolis

(southwest corner of South Street & S. Capitol Ave)


Kansas City, MO

5:30 pm

Main Post Office

315 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO


Long Beach, CA

5:30 pm

Post Office

2300 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, CA

(between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street)


Los Angeles

5:30 pm

15701 Sherman Way & Haskell (off the 405 freeway)

Contact: Robin Tyler, National Co Chair,

Co-sponsored by, Metropolitan Community Churches, Marriage Equality California (MECA), California Freedom to Marry, Southern California Women for Understanding

New York, NY

6 pm

Steps of James A. Farley Post Office

421 Eighth Avenue

(between 31st & 32nd Streets)


Northern Los Angeles County

5:30 pm

43824 20th Street West (corner of 20th & J-12)

Lancaster, CA Post Office


Oakland, CA

5:30 pm

Post Office at 1675 7th Street

Oakland, CA

(right off the West Oakland Bart Station)


Odessa, TX

4 pm

Main Post Office

200 N. Main Street



Palm Springs, CA

6 pm, meet at the Desert Pride Center

March starts at 6:30 PM

March from the Pride Center to Village Fest

Bring banners, signs and your best loud voice!

Info: and

Philadelphia, PA

5:30 pm

30th Street Station Post Office

(2970 Market St)

Phlildelphia, PA


Reno, NV

5:30 pm

Main Post Office

2000 Vassar Street, Reno, NV


Sacramento, CA

9 pm – 12 midnight

Main Post Office

2000 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento


San Diego, CA

San Diegans Against Marriage Discrimination, The San Diego LGBT Community Center and Equality California are hosting a press conference at 10:30 PM at the Midway Post Office (Midway Drive in Point Loma). Info: AJ Davis 619.692.2077, ext 212 or

San Francisco, CA

9pm-11:30 pm

San Francisco Main Post Office

1300 Evans St (off 3rd St, near Candlestick Park)


San Gabriel Valley, CA

5:30 pm until ?

City of Industry Post Office

15421 E. Gale Avenue

City of Industry, CA


San Jose, CA

5:15 pm

Post Office - Willow Glen

1750 Meridian Avenue, San Jose


Santa Barbara, CA

4-5 pm

Main Post Office

836 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Sponsored by the Pacific Pride Foundation


Sarasota, FL

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Main Post Office

1661 Ringling Blvd

Sponsored by the United Federation of Metropolitan Community Churches


Seattle, WA

5:30 pm, Main Seattle Post Office

301 Union Street (3rd Ave & Union)

Downtown Seattle


Spokane, WA

5:30 pm

The Garland Post Office

1903 W. Garland, Spokane


Tampa Bay, FL

5:30 pm

Main Tampa Bay Post Office

(located at the airport)

Tampa, FL


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by Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 8:21 PM

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Northern LA County

by Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 8:21 PM

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Santa Barbara

by Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 8:21 PM

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