Gay Marriage Advocates in Santa Cruz Celebrate Judge Kramer’s Ruling

On March 15, 2005, The GLBT Alliance, a Santa Cruz queer political organization, held a rally at the Town Clock to celebrate a decision in San Francisco Superior Court that same-sex marriage could be legal in California. Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer ruled that sections 300 and 308.5 of family law codes violate equal protection, that the marriage statutes discriminate on the basis of gender and sexual orientation, and that they violate the fundamental right to marry.

I attended the Santa Cruz rally and spoke with Thomas Leavitt, co-chair of The GLBT Alliance.

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Holding Signs Above Highway One

On Friday March 4, Santa Cruz activists took the message of peace to the streets, well, actually they held their signs high above Highway One.

On a different post to sc-imc, John Thielking gave this report of the demonstration, “For what it is worth, 8 of the protestors (some new faces too) returned to the Branciforte overpass on Friday March 4, 2005. Some more protestors, including Women in Black, were at the intersection of Ocean and Water, from 5-6PM. No CHP or any other law enforcement showed up to bother us at the Branciforte location….. We will see what happens next week.”

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