Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Michigan Marriage Challenge 'Share the Love' Valentine Celebration
When: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia
Join us for a fundraiser in support of marriage equality in Michigan. We are very pleased to announce that nationally renowned journalist and NPR commentator Jack Lessenberry will be our keynote speaker and special guest.
Dinner buffet includes Chicken Scallopini, salad, vegetables and dessert. Cash bar.
Tickets: Guest $50, Bronze $100, Silver $250, Gold $500 Gold level guests will enjoy a VIP reception at 6:00 pm with Jack Lessenberry. Please make checks payable to Deboer/Rowse Legal Fund, c/o Mary Barr, 12864 Glenview Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170 Or order tickets online at: http://www.gofundme.com/MarriageEqualityMichigan
April Deboer and Jayne Rowse, along with their legal team, are fighting to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage and the accompanying discriminatory adoption code. This case presents the best and earliest opportunity for marriage equality and adoption equality in Michigan, and could possibly go on to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the record from this trial could be used to strike down the ban on same sex marriage in all the remaining states where it still exists. Proceeds will go toward expert witnesses, depositions, and other legal expenses. The trial begins February 25 in federal court in Detroit.