For immediate release: April 24, 2015
Contact: Chris Sanders, 615-390-5252 or [email protected]
TEP Marriage PLUS rallies in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville April 27 ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments
WHAT: Public rallies to show support for marriage equality the night before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan marriage cases. The "PLUS" in "Marriage PLUS" refers to all the other issues that face gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people after marriage equality is won such as job discrimination, bullying in schools, housing discrimination, etc.
WHO: Tennessee Equality Project, a statewide organization working for the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Tennessee.
WHERE: Knoxville rally takes place at the base of the Sunsphere in World's Fair Park; Memphis rally takes place at Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center located at 892 S. Cooper St.; Nashville rally takes place at Bicentennial Mall in the Amphitheater.
WHEN: Knoxville rally takes place at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time; Memphis rally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Central Time; Nashville rally takes place at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.
WHY: The rallies commemorate the historic oral arguments taking place before the Supreme Court that could lead to marriage equality in Tennessee and other states. They also highlight all the work that remains for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community to achieve full equality in all areas of life such as job discrimination, safety at school, housing discrimination, etc.