Queer Rising to Protest New York City Marriage Bureau

  • metta

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    Feb 11, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    Queer Rising to Protest New York City Marriage Bureau




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    Recently formed direct action activist group called Queer Rising will engage in civil disobedience at the New York City Marriage Bureau on Friday, February 12th.

    Inside the bureau couples will attempt to apply for marriage licenses and those who support marriage equality will be rallying outside. There will also be a marriage between a gay man and lesbian to highlight the absurd notion of restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples.


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    The protest at the New York City Marriage Bureau is on Feb 12th:

    Manhattan Marriage Bureau
    8:00-10:00 AM
    141 Worth St.
    New York, NY

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    http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2010/02/queer-rising-to-protest-new-york-city.html
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    I wish I had the funds to get to things like this.
  • metta

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    Feb 15, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    Looks like we are finally seeing some civil disobedience.

    Four Arrested at NYC Marriage Bureau

    http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2010/02/13/gay_city_news/news/doc4b7707bfebced567104469.txt
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    Feb 16, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    metta8 saidLooks like we are finally seeing some civil disobedience.

    Four Arrested at NYC Marriage Bureau

    http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2010/02/13/gay_city_news/news/doc4b7707bfebced567104469.txt

    I fear a case of too little, too late. This might have helped before the NY state senate suffered a sudden loss of backbone.

    A bit of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. Now all they can do is succeed in being arrested, because the matter won't be brought up to the state legislature for a year or more, if ever. And after the November 2010 elections are held, I would expect not for 5 or more years at least.

    I hope they don't think any Republican state legislators will be impressed by stunts like this. If anything, it will encourage their opposition to gay marriage, and their conservative constituents who elected them.
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    Feb 16, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
    I don’t really understand this type of activism. Nobody really pays attention, and they never will until it becomes sufficiently large-scale that it disrupts local economies, which isn’t going to happen. So what’s the point?

    Incidentally, there are models which consider protests to be a form of signaling, to demonstrate the protester’s willingness to spend resources lobbying, so as to discourage their rivals from lobbying, but that link isn’t altogether convincing.