The Ettelbrick Project for LGBTQ Family Recognition (named for Paula Ettelbrick), a part of the Stonewall Community Foundation, is sponsoring a program in San Francisco next Wednesday, August 8, entitled, "Be Careful What You Wish For: Making Marriage Victories for Same-Sex Couples a Win-Win for All Families." The program is fully described here, with logistical information as well.
The program will focus in part on the loss of domestic partner benefits once same-sex couples win the right to marry, and the reasons to oppose such results. I wrote recently about this phenomenon in Weschester County, New York.
We are seriously in danger of losing protections for a range of families. In other words, we face the prospect of making marriage mandatory. In the words of the description of the program, "you get married or you get nothing."
I urge everyone in the San Francisco area to attend. A similar program was held in New York in June. For more information about the project, contact its director, Terry Boggis, at email@example.com