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San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality to discuss threats to LGBT community

SAN DIEGO -- As threats to equality for the LGBT community continue to mount, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) is working on plans to respond and fight back.

The group will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and will discuss the Proposition 8 case as it moves through the California Supreme Court; the FAIR Education Act; and the "Equality 9" situation.

SAME member Ann Menasche will give a presentation on the Sept. 6 hearing regarding the Prop. 8 standing issue and what it means for the LGBT equality movement at this time.

The group will also discuss possible next steps in the fight for marriage equality in California.

SAME is also planning a video project to protect the FAIR Education Act (SB 48), which was signed into law in July. To speak out against anti-gay groups that are trying to overturn the law, SAME hopes to create a video that will explain the benefits of the act, and will solicit ideas at the meeting.

The organization will debrief members on an action on Sept. 10 in support of the "Equality 9," a group of marriage equality activists who were arrested on Aug. 19, 2010 for staging a sit-in at the County Clerk's Office in support of a number of same-sex couples who attempted to marry that day. Volunteers collected signatures for a petition requesting that the charges be dropped against the group of nine activists.

Organizers plan to deliver the petition to the San Diego City Attorney's Office on Sept. 28.

The Tuesday meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the office building at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Walnut Street in Hillcrest. For more information, click HERE.