Raise Your Forks In Protest to Defeat the Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

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“[Homosexuals] can get married,” Michele Bachmann said at a recent talk in Iowa, “but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.”

If this comment makes you cringe, you’ll be interested in attending an upcoming event with J-Pride, a Twin Cities organization for GLBT Jews and their allies.

Raise your forks in protest against the proposed anti-gay marriage amendment!

At the J-Pride Potluck (6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, at 2353 Youngman Ave. in St. Paul) we’ll enjoy food and discuss why it’s important to vote “no” on the proposed amendment and work toward equality for all Minnesota families.

The evening will feature speaker Adele Brown, Senior Community Organizer with Jewish Community Action. Adele is leading JCA’s marriage equality work and is on the Board of Directors for Minnesotans United for All Families.

“We’re being faced with a key political debate,” she says. “We have to stop this enshrinement of discrimination into our constitution.”

Adele says she will talk about the Jewish values that influence our community. “This is part of a larger battle for the Jewish community on how we can create a society that upholds our Jewish values and create a just society,” Brown says. “How do we become champions and get others to support defeating this amendment, and what are the values being violated by this, and how do we create a society that doesn’t violate these values?”

Attendees will enjoy the meal and learn together with Brown. There will be an opportunity for Q&A, and tips on how to spread the word and involve others on this most important issue.

Join us and bring a dairy or pareve dish to share with 6–8 people. Appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts are welcome. Drinks will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, January 2, to jewishglbt@gmail.com or 952-542-4815.

About Sarah Malakoff

Sarah Malakoff has had a connection to the Twin Cities Jewish community in her professional and personal life. For a while, she peppered TC Jewfolk with myriad stories on services and events provided by Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis, where she worked as the agency's Communications Specialist. Now, she stays involved as a Jewish community volunteer and congregant who likes to keep informed about opportunities for fun and education in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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