The Vision Forum, http://www.thevisionforum.org
presented It’s Time Dallas: A Two-Day No- Hate Occasion featuring Margaret Marshall, former Chief Justice of Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court and author of the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, and the NOH8 Campaign.
On Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m., Margaret Marshall, former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court spoke of her landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and her experiences growing up in South Africa during Apartheid that influenced her commitment to non-discrimination. As Chief Justice, Margaret Marshall wrote that the Massachusetts constitution “affirms the dignity and equality of all individuals” and “forbids the creation of second-class citizens.” The decision in this case, Goodridge, made Massachusetts the first state in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry.
On Sunday, October 16 the NOH8 Campaign, http://www.noh8campaign.com. set up their studio featuring celebrity photographer and NOH8 Co-Founder Adam Bouska. The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest featuring subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with “NOH8” painted on one cheek in protest.