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24 May 2004: Marriage Equality Celebration

Posted by Christina on February 28, 2009

safezoneIf I had known four years after reporting on this event, the great state of California would grow into such turmoil over the content on which I was then reporting on, it would have changed my perspective on the whole thing. It was eye opening and thoroughly interesting to experience an event like this. Most of these first stories I did during my freshman year and had I spent my time living in the dorms and going to class, I wouldn’t have been able to really immerse myself into the half of what was going on out there. This story is just another great example of how much of a learning process writing for the New University Newspaper was.

New University Newspaper: Marriage Equality Celebration

Marriage Equality Celebration
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 37, Issue 29 | May 24 2004

OUTspoken and the Irvine Queers held a Marriage Equality Celebration event on Ring Road on May 17 to celebrate newlypassed legislation in Massachusetts which formally legalizes same-sex marriages within the state.

The Marriage Equality Celebration was a part of a larger, celebration put on by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center which started a week before this event.

Event Coordinator Freddie Diaz, a fourth-year international studies major and Spanish minor, decided to have the rally to honor the newly passed law in Massachusetts.

‘I think it’s important that we, as an LGBT and straight community, unite the entire nation, saying what Massachusetts did [to legalize] same-sex marriages should happen everywhere,’ Diaz said. ‘It’s not only a state thing in Massachusetts that people are looking forward to it but also people in the entire nation, including California.’

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