Pasadena couple Valerie Paget and Tracie Jones didn’t cotton to the recent Proposition 8 election result so, on November 18th, 2008, they upped and left from West Hollywood Park on a 32-day walking journey all the way up to the California Supreme Court at 350 McAllister in San Francisco. That’s a journey of over 450 miles.
They were joined by a crowd of over 100 supporters today as they made it literally to the steps of the courthouse. In their words:
“We can and will sustain this fight until we revoke Prop 8. To demonstrate our commitment to this cause, we will march from West Hollywood to San Francisco and through the coastal cities in between. We will collectively take our stories from our streets and neighborhoods to the steps of the California Sumpreme Court. Stay involved! Join us from wherever you are for one hour, day, week, or month and MARCH TO REVOKE 8!”
A long journey’s end. Click to expand.
They were treated as heroes and received proclamations from various elected officials, including one from the office of newly-installed Senator Mark Leno.
Per Rafael Mandelman of the the Harvey Milk Club:
“MARCH TO REVOKE 8 ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER 450-MILE JOURNEY;
RALLY PLANNED AT CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
Friday, Dec. 19, 12 noon
Supreme Court of California, San Francisco
350 McAllister Street
Valerie Paget and Tracie Jones, a Los Angeles couple affected by the
passage of Proposition 8, will arrive in San Francisco on Friday, Dec.
19. Greet the marchers and rally at the steps of the California
Supreme Court in San Francisco!
December 19 is the deadline for Yes on 8’s first filing in the
historic Supreme Court case that will decide the constitutionality of
Prop 8. In coordination with Marriage Equality and the Courage
Campaign, Valerie and Tracie will call on the Supreme Court to Revoke
People are invited to join the couple at Market and Castro at 11:00
am to walk the final miles to the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
At noon we will rally and then march together to the steps of the
California Supreme Court.”
Seems a good way to make a point.
To be continued…