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For Immediate Release: Celebration of 1st Anniversary of Marriage Equality & Call to Action
Posted on June 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Love-Ignites-FB-Cover1Dallas, Texas – First Comes Love. Then Comes Marriage. Then Comes…? Now that every Texan, regardless of sexual orientation, can legally marry WHAT’S NEXT? A lot – actually.

Join us June 26th for Love Ignites, Lighting the Path to Brighter Tomorrow at Cathedral of Hope to celebrate the first year of Marriage Equality. The hosts for the event are Equality Texas, Cathedral of Hope, Resource Center, Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign, Turtle Creek Chorale, GALA Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas, and North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the featured evening celebration, there will be music by Cathedral of Hope and Turtle Creek Chorale, along with great speakers — including Neel Lane, the attorney who represented Texas’ same-sex couple plaintiffs for marriage equality; Cece Cox, the CEO of the Resource Center; Judge Tonya Parker, one of the Dallas judges who married many couples that glorious day; and Steve Rudner, Chairman of Equality Texas.

Guests will enjoy cake, champagne, three cakes donated by the Dallas Affaires Cake Company, beautiful flowers by 21 PARC and iced tea from the Dallas Tavern Guild.

Did you know?
In Texas, it is still illegal to fire someone based solely on sexual orientation or gender identity.
There is no Texas law prohibiting discrimination in public schools based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Currently, 19 million Texans are not covered by some form of nondiscrimination policy in the communities they call home.

Much remains to be done to ensure each and every Texan can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of gender identity or expression. Gaining the freedom to marry was a transformative win with major gains for same sex couples, and the struggle for full equality continues. We fight for good laws, and we fight for the right to live a good life. We must remain united, our passion ignited, as we fight today for a brighter tomorrow.

The entire event takes place June 26th at the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd. in Dallas, Texas from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, contact Collin Acock at or 512-474-5475 x2.


Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working solely to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.