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Gibert finds her Nook: Will Kindle fire under Congress' booties

by Jeremy Hooper

GglSome authors would take their best seller profits, Julia Roberts shoulder-rubbing, and critical accolades then lose all social consciousness under a pile of literary fame. But not Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. In fact, that New York Times best-selling scribe will be on Capitol Hill at the end of this month, telling Congress to end the cruel, unnecessary, and deeply offensive immigration policies that force estrangement upon far too many LGBT families.

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‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Author to Call on Congress to End Discrimination Against Lesbian and Gay Binational Families

Elizabeth Gilbert to Visit Capitol Hill on September 30th

What: Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose book Eat, Pray, Love was recently released as a film starring Julia Roberts, will join the Immigration Equality Action Fund to lobby Congress for passage of The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), a bill to end discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their children, who are unable to sponsor their foreign-born partners for residency in the United States. Gilbert will meet with key Congressional lawmakers and call on elected leaders to pass UAFA. Gilbert’s recent best-seller, Committed, chronicles her experience as the American half of a straight, binational couple.

Who: Gilbert will be joined at a September 30th press event by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lead House sponsor of UAFA; UAFA co-sponsor Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and lead sponsor of the LGBT-inclusive Reuniting Families Act; and Rachel B. Tiven, executive director of the Immigration Equality Action Fund.

Why: More than 36,000 LGBT binational families are impacted by current law, with nearly 17,000 of those families raising young children. In conjunction with Gilbert’s visit to Capitol Hill, the Immigration Equality Action Fund has also launched an online campaign – Engage, Lobby, Love - to encourage allies to join Gilbert in a virtual campaign, on September 30, and call on Congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act.

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 1pm

Where: The House Triangle, U.S. Capitol

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