Tie a Knot for Love!!!
Tell the U.S. Supreme Court you support marriage equality! Tie a Knot for Love from March 22 through March 27 to show you support the legal challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California Proposition 8 the Supreme Court will be hearing that week. Any color is welcome, just as any person is. Please share this event with others!
The Supreme Court cases challenging DOMA and Prop 8 give people of faith and others who support marriage equality a historic opportunity to show their true, and multi-hued, colors. POFEV (People of Faith for Equality in Virginia) is asking Virginians to join in a campaign, as part of United for Marriage: Light the Way to Justice, to engage in public witness in late March to send a powerful message of solidarity with the challengers to DOMA and Prop 8 when they make their case before the Supreme Court.
Make a difference.
First, please Tie a Knot for Love beginning on Friday evening, March 22 and continuing through March 27. In the spirit of the rainbow, there is no designated color—wear whatever color suits you, even a rainbow ribbon (available at many crafts and fabric shops). Then, when people ask you why you are wearing a ribbon, tell them it is “a knot for love.” If they want to know more, tell them about your support for marriage equality and for Supreme Court action ending marriage discrimination. You can do this wherever you are! Be sure to let others know by signing up and sharing on Facebook.
Second, consider going to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 26 for an early morning interfaith prayer service at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation and/or to the vigil at the U.S. Supreme Court Building at mid-morning. Information about all these events is available here.
Third, please take action with your congregation or on your own to hold prayer vigils and similar events over the course of these days, in addition to speaking out during Friday, Saturday and Sunday services prior to the hearings in the Supreme Court.