Rally for justice: GLBT and beyond

Today's rally for justice in multiple forms comes on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage ban laws.

This afternoon, Monday, April 27, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., on the steps of the State Capitol (facing Beretania), the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and the MoveOn.org Honolulu Council will host “Looking Beyond Tomorrow: A Rally in Support of Justice.”  Similar rallies and events are taking place across the nation today.

On the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on the constitutionality of same sex marriage bans, the rally will support justice in a variety of forms, including marriage equality, houseless rights, justice for indigenous populations, economic justice and environmental justice.  Community leaders will come together to talk about the pressing social issues of our time, and there will be a call to action for citizens to get involved and make a difference on issues like equal pay, rights for our houseless and protecting our precious ‘aina.

Some of the speakers include:

Overarching LGBT issues: Michael Golojuch, Jr. (Emcee)
Homeless Rights: Kathryn Xian
Labor: Morgan Evans (Pride@Work)
Hawaiian Justice: Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu
Upcoming legislative issues: Representative Chris Lee
Economic Justice: Jenny Lee
Transgender Rights: Kaleo Ramos
Protecting 1st Amendment Rights: ACLU Hawaii
Protecting our ‘Aina: Elliot Van Wie
Poetry Slam Performance: Jenna Robinson