Tag Archives: Proposition 8

ACLU’s Matt Coles Responds To Prop 8

Matt Coles is the director of the ACLU LGBT Project.

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SD Pride Calls For Civil Disobedience

Maybe I spoke too soon when I predicted scant public disruptions over this widely-expected verdict. San Diego Pride says: “San Diego Pride and its many supporters will continue focusing on public education and coalition-building in a newly energized movement determined to achieve marriage equality for scores of same-sex couples who are unfairly denied the privilege. That means forging the most …

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Courage Campaign: Join The Prop 8 Repeal

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Governator Urges Calm

The Governator doesn’t want the anti-Prop 8 folks causing any problems. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who opposed the initiative, praised the court for leaving the previous marriages intact and urged opponents of the decision to respond “peacefully and lawfully.” “While I believe that one day either the people or courts will recognize gay marriage, as governor of California, I will …

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The Complete Prop 8 Ruling

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Prop 8 Upheld – Bigotry Rules In CA

As expected, the California Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Proposition 8 by a vote of 6-1. The existing 18,000 same-sex marriage will stand. UPDATE: Stop8.org was ready for this decision and provides advice on what’s to come. UPDATE II: Here’s what the Court said. We conclude that each of the state constitutional challenges to Proposition 8 advanced by petitioners …

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CA Supreme Court Live Stream

CNN is live streaming the scene outside the California Supreme Court. The Court’s decision will be posted here at 10am PDT.

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Day Of Decision: 10am PDT

The California Supreme Court will post their ruling on Prop 8 on their website at 10am San Francisco time. Like most of you, I’m expecting a split decision in which the Court upholds Prop 8 and allows existing marriages to stand. Win or lose, this is only the next step in a very long journey and same-sex marriage will surely …

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Day Of Decision: Win Or Lose

Day Of Decision events will take place in over 90 cities across the U.S. and Canada* tomorrow night after tomorrow’s California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, which will come at 10am Pacific time. Find your city’s event here. In NYC we will gather at Sheridan Square at 6pm for a march to Union Square. *I’m especially moved about the …

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Glenn Beck: Prop 8 Will Be Overturned

Fox wingnut blowhard Glenn Beck tosses out that “reports are that Prop 8 is about to be overturned.” What reports, Glenn?

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Day Of Decision Rallies To Occur Tuesday Nationwide After Prop 8 Ruling

Go to Day Of Decision for a rally in or near your hometown. New Yorkers will gather at 6pm at Sheridan Square at Christopher Street and march to Union Square.

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BREAKING: Prop 8 Ruling TUESDAY

IT’S ON. (PDF) The California Supreme Court will issue its ruling on Proposition 8 at 10am Tuesday, west coast time.

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No Prop 8 Ruling Tomorrow

The website for the California Supreme Court nearly buckled under the traffic from anxious gays around the country this morning, but they have finally updated the site to indicate that no rulings will be issued tomorrow. Many had expected such, including Equality California and other groups that issued statements. As the Court only issues their rulings on Mondays and Thursday …

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If Prop 8 Decision Comes Tomorrow….

A rally/protest will take place in NYC. Via Facebook: Rumors are circulating that the California Supreme Court will hand down their decision on the validity of Proposition 8 on Thursday, May 21st. If this happens — New Yorkers will be meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, May 21st at Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village (Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South) …

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SFPD Drops Off Barricades In Castro, All Eyes On California Supreme Court

An SF City Hall insider tipped me earlier tonight that the SFPD was dropping off racks of barricades in the Castro in advance of an expected Thursday ruling on Prop 8 from the California Supreme Court. No confirmation at this point, but similar reports are coming in from San Diego. We’ll know around midday when the Court posts its list …

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San Diego Activists Refuse To End Boycott Of Manchester Hotels

Last week San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester offered the LGBT community a total of $125K in cash and room credits to call off their year-long boycott, which arose over Manchester’s financial backing of Proposition 8. The offer came via famed gay PR king Howard Bragman, whom Manchester had hired for the project. But nobody is biting. The Human Rights Campaign …

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Crying Uncle: Boycott Forces San Diego Hotelier To Donate To LGBT Causes

Almost a year into what some have called a very effective boycott of his businesses, San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester is preparing to donate an amount to LGBT organizations that equals his $125,000 Prop 8 donation. The donation will likely partially come in the form of hotel credits that local LGBT groups can use for fundraising. Manchester, a devout Catholic, …

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Rumors

Sources say that the California Supreme Court may issue its Prop 8 ruling tomorrow. We should hear something by the end of today. Notice should pop up on the Court’s site here. UPDATE: False alarm. Tomorrow’s notices have gone up and Prop 8 isn’t there. Will the Court uphold Prop 8 next week on the very anniversary of the day …

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Renewed Hope On Prop 8 Overturn

Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has renewed hope about the coming California Supreme Court decision on overturning Proposition 8. With its groundbreaking marriage decision a year ago, the California Supreme Court set us on a path that — despite some setbacks — has led to one marriage victory a week in the past month: …

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Meet In The Middle 4 Equality

Here’s the official promo video for California’s Meet In The Middle 4 Equality event. On the first Saturday after the California Supreme Court issues its ruling on Proposition 8, activists will gather at Fresno’s city hall to protest or celebrate. Day Of Decision events will also take place around the country. Find the event nearest you here. (Video credit: Sean …

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