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Letter: Play explains how state discriminates 515 ways against same-sex couples

To the Editor:

The Red Wing Human Rights Commission along with Red Wing PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays -- invites the public to a free performance presented by The Project 515 players.

The performance will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday May 7 at Hobgoblin Stoney End, 920 Highway 19, Red Wing. Based in Minneapolis, "Project 515 - The Tour!" has traveled all around the state, as far north as Bemidji, as far south as Albert Lea and points in between.  

Project 515 Education Campaign is a non-profit organization working to teach Minnesotans about the 515 current state laws that provide rights, benefits and responsibilities based on marriage that are unavailable to same-gender couples. The show is presented by a cast of six, each of whom plays several roles in the performance.  

Please join us for an evening in the countryside at the Hobgoblin barn. The 45-minute performance will focus on real life challenges faced by same-gender couples and there will be time for questions and answers following the performance.

Barbara von Haaren

Judy Will

Barbara von Haaren is chair of the Red Wing Human Rights Commission. Judy Will is a member of PFLAG.