Common Ground Rally Confirms Time

All for One Initiative has confirmed the time for rally at the Utah Capitol Building on Jan. 24.

Activist Jacob Whipple, the creator of All for One Initiative, has asked participants to meet on the west side of Washington Square (the Salt Lake City and County Building) at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 24. Marchers will then proceed up State Street to the Capitol Building’s south lawn for the rally, during which participants will call on Utah lawmakers to support Equality Utah’s Common Ground Initiative (five bills aimed at securing more rights for gay and transgender Utahns this session). Participants will also be calling on then-President Barack Obama to enact a gay and transgender-inclusive hate crimes bill and employment nondiscrimination act, and to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA prohibits gay couples from receiving federal recognition and allows states not to recognize gay marriages performed in other states or countries.

Sign-making parties will be held at Café Marmalade and the Coffee Garden (898 S 900 E) on Jan. 23 at 6:00 p.m. and Jan. 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Club Jam (761 N 300 W) will also host a rally kick off party on Jan. 23 at 10:00 p.m.

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