A coalition of Minnesota groups are planning a protest against Maggie Gallagher and Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, two high profile members of the Prop 8 campaign to take marriage rights away from same-sex couples in California, who will be appearing at the University of St. Thomas on April 17. OutFront Minnesota, All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, the University of Saint Thomas Allies, the University of Saint Thomas Law School OUT!Law, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities, and the Institute for Welcoming Resources have joined together to voice their opposition to anti-LGBT discrimination.

The group has put together a Facebook event about the protest and here’s the information from OutFront Minnesota.

The University of Saint Thomas is inviting Maggie Gallagher, President of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the creators of California’s Proposition 8, to its campus to bring their campaign of discrimination against Gays and Lesbians to Minnesota.

Join OutFront Minnesota, All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, the University of Saint Thomas Allies, the University of Saint Thomas Law School OUT!Law, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities, and the Institute for Welcoming Resources (a program of The Task Force) in protesting Proposition 8 and the discrimination NOM has been fighting for across the country!

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Andy Birkey
Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

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