First off, check this out at the CitiReport.
I mean, who’s doing this with the black Sharpie? What’s it say under there? LGBT? GLBT? LGBTQ? GLBTQ? BLTA?
That’s what I think might be there but I don’t know for sure. Srsly.
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The anti-Prop 8 crowd in San Francisco has managed to express itself without getting arrested so far but all that might change on Tuesday, when the California Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling.
Read below for some of what’s planned.
There’s lots of interest in this issue around town - here’s Market Street a few month’s back:
“This morning, the CA Supreme Court announced that next Tuesday, May 26, we will have a decision about Prop 8. A dangerous precedent has been set that any minority’s rights can be stripped away at the ballot, but the Supreme Court has the opportunity to restore justice and sanity.
“Our rights hang in the balance. Now is the time to act. Next Tuesday, join us for an interfaith prayer service at 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco (at the corner of Church & Market). Following the service, we will march down Market St. to the Civic Center, where we’ll gather with our community to hear the Court’s decision.”
Tuesday should be memorable no matter how the Court rules.
This is just like a sports match today in Civic Center- hot dog vendors, Jumbotron TVs broadcasting the action, and cheers and boos from the home team fans.
Let’s take a look:
Repeal Prop 8, Separate Church and State:
And a word to the Court Justices: “Don’t Eff It Up.”
To Be Continued…
This is what it looked like this evening in San Francisco’s Castro District, the starting off point for the Eve of Justice march to the Civic Center. Tomorrow, the California Supreme Court will hear the challenges to Proposition 8.
A large crowd gathering near the Castro Theatre. Click to expand:
Joseph Smith had 34, Brigham Young had 55…
What civil rights Would Jesus Deny?
Headed towards Civic Center:
Lots of people and lots of signs filling Market Street.
It will start up again tomorrow morning…
It appears that former California Governor Jerry Brown will be a-Twittering away tomorrow to keep Twitter-ees apprised of Proposition 8 developments at the California State Supreme Court in San Francisco.
Also, he just released his thoughts about Prop 8 (in old-school “140+ character” format):
Proposition 8 Should Be Struck Down
by Jerry Brown
The California Supreme Court finds itself center stage tomorrow when it will hear oral arguments on whether it should uphold Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage. The case touches the heart of our democracy and poses a profound question: can a bare majority of voters strip away an inalienable right through the initiative process? If so, what possible meaning does the word inalienable have?
Who will be the next to catch Twitter fever?
“The state faced a dilemma like this before. In 1964, 65 percent of California voters approved Proposition 14, which would have legalized racial discrimination in the selling or renting of housing. Both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts struck down this proposition, concluding that it amounted to an unconstitutional denial of rights.
As California’s Attorney General, I believe the Court should strike down Proposition 8 for remarkably similar reasons – because it unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and deprives them of the fundamental right to marry.
More after the jump
Eve of Justice: Lighting The Way For The Supreme Court. Gather at Market and Castro from 5:00PM to 6:00PM for pre-march rally in Harvey Milk Plaza. March steps off at 6pm down Market Street to the CA Supreme Court (Civic Center) at 6:45pm for vigil program, re-commitment ceremony, speakers and moment of silence. [map] For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These two were at the candlelight vigil in November – will they come back tonight?
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Then on Thursday, March 5th, 2009, the 100,000 March Supreme Court action begins.
See you there!