Post Marriage Equality Pride Week Mixer

Meet, mingle and talk about how we, the community, continue to advance our right in Pennsylvania.

Join us for: The new Capital Region Stonewall Democrats for a post Marriage Equality Pennsylvania.

Date: Thursday, July 24th
Time: 5-7pm

Place: Ceolta’s Skybar, Thatch, 310 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

What: State of LGBT Political Equality Happy Hour

Cost: suggested donation of $5

Fare: Cash Bar & Lite Snacks

Speakers: Hon. Patty Kim and Hon. John Campbell

Hosted by Capital Region Stonewall Democrats

Breaking News – Love Wins In PA

Federal Judge rules PA’s DOMA unconstitutional, stating it discriminates against gay men and women. He directs the commonwealth to allow same-sex couples to marry and to recognize “valid” out-of-state marriage certificates.

In Jones’ opinion, he says, “In the sixty years since Brown was decided, ‘separate’ has thankfully faded into history, and only ‘equal’ remains. Similarly, in future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage. We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”

Now that we have marriage equality in PA, we still need to work with our elected officials to end workplace discrimination, bullying, etc. to ensure all Pennsylvanians are equal.

Join us tonight at the Capital Complex steps on 3rd Street for a celebration.

Don’t forget, you can download rally signs at http://www.aclupa.org/takeaction/events/statewide-decision-day-rallies/rally-materials/

Yahoo – Love Wins In PA!

Decision Day Rally tonight, May 20th

Judge Jones is expected to file his opinion in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf. This decision will come by the end of business today.

After the Judge files his opinion, we will be joining the rally at the Capital Steps on 3rd Street in Harrisburg at 6pm. If you are able to join us, please feel free to download and print your own sign. Signs are available at: http://www.aclupa.org/takeaction/events/statewide-decision-day-rallies/rally-materials/

For more information about Whitewood v. Wolf, visit: http://www.aclupa.org/our-work/legal/legaldocket/whitewood-et-al-v-wolf-et-al/

Hope to see you this evening.

Let's Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

Decision Day Rally/Celebration

We are working with the ACLU, Equality PA and other mid-state organizations on a Decision Day rally/celebration.

Join us for a rally when the court issues its ruling on the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania!

The landmark case to win the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania could be decided any day now.

We don’t know when or how a judge will rule, but when a decision is made-we want to be ready.

That’s why, on whatever day a ruling is issued, we are hosting decision day rallies in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Harrisburg, where we hope to celebrate a favorable ruling for marriage equality!

If we get a favorable ruling, this could mean that thousands of loving and committed couples in the Commonwealth will be one historic step closer to finally having the freedom to marry in the state we all call home.

This will be a historic day for Pennsylvania and the country!

We hope you will join us!

As soon as we know a decision is being made public, we will let you know and hopefully you will be able to join us for a celebration.

Let's Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

Bryan Sanguinito Receives CRSD Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2014

Capital Region Stonewall Democrats Endorses Sanguinito

HARRISBURG – May 13, 2014 – Capital Region Stonewall Democrats members in good standing were surveyed and voted unanimously to endorse Bryan Sanguinito in the 99th District.

Sanguinito submitted the completed Capital Region Stonewall Democrats questionnaire pertaining to his position on LGBT issues. Based on the candidate’s responses, he met the criteria for an endorsement from Capital Region Stonewall Democrats.

In order to advance the rights of the LGBT community, Christopher Dietz, President of Capital Region Stonewall Democrats said, “we strive to endorse candidates that are qualified pro-LGBT.” CRSD hopes that our endorsement will encourage the community at large to vote for candidates who are committed to advancing equality for all.

CAPITAL REGION STONEWALL DEMOCRATS are a Political Action Committee, an organized group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens and straight allies in Pennsylvania’s Capital Region, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and nearby communities.

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For more information, press only:
Katie Somers, 215.205.5395, kate.somers@gmail.com