JMG reader Sean Chapin sends us his clip promoting this week’s Eve Of Justice candlelight vigils /rallies which take place around California this Wednesday, the day before the California Supreme Court hears arguments on overturning Prop 8.
Wednesday, March 4 is the day before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the validity of Prop 8. That evening, we’ll stand together and send a unified message to our fellow Californians, including the Supreme Court Justices, that individual liberties like the right to marry are guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone and cannot be stripped away at the ballot box by a bare majority. Just as important, we will give our love and support to all the families headed by same-sex couples who are threatened by the recent electoral outcome, as well as same-sex couples whose hopes and dreams of marriage and family have been frustrated by enactment of Prop 8.
Click on the above link to find the time and location for rallies in your town. On Thursday, organizers are hoping to rally 100,000 activists to watch the court proceedings on a Jumbotron to be set up in front of the Supreme Court in San Francisco at 350 McAllister Street. From the event’s Facebook page:
The court case challenging Prop 8 will be heard on March 5th in San Francisco – and rather than watching from behind the media’s eye, I challenge you to be in front of the cameras. Be present outside the court to show the judges how much we support overturning 8. Don’t wait and react to a decision, go out and show you will fight for equality. No matter what the courts decide, this will be a landmark case in determining if the rights of any minority are safe in our society, so now’s the time to take a stand. If you’re able please come stand outside the courts and wear white in solidarity. And once you do don’t just settle for your own action, bring a friend, tell a coworker, bring all your allies. The more visual support we garner, the harder it is to silence the need for justice.
I hope to be able to livestream the court proceedings here on Thursday. Readers in the Bay Area – will you be able to get to the courthouse for the rally?