Prop 8’s “Day of Decision” events tomorrow in over 90 cities

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Day of DecisionAcross the nation tomorrow in over 90 cities the LGBT community and their allies will take to the streets as a part of “Day of Decision” events to either protest or celebrate the California Supreme Court’s ruling on Proposition 8. The court will make its decision public at 10am PST with the events occurring the same evening. There are three possible rulings as described on the Day of Decision website:

1) Upholding the anti-gay Proposition 8 in full, including invalidating the 18,000+ same-sex marriages that were solemnized before the proposition’s passage last November 4th;

2) Upholding Proposition 8’s ban on all future same sex marriages, but allowing the 18,000 already conducted to stand; or,

3) Invalidating in its entirety Proposition 8’s discriminatory ban on same sex marriage.

Lesbian and gay activists would consider the upholding of Proposition 8 in whole or part (#1 and #2 above) to be a serious defeat to be met with angry protests.  On the other hand, a complete invalidation of Proposition 8 would lend an immense boost to the already powerful momentum for equality provided by the recent wins for same sex marriage in Iowa and Vermont.

Day of Decision co-founders Andy Thayer and Robin Tyler were on NBC Nightly News last night discussing the upcoming decision.

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Visit the Day of Decision website for a complete list of cities and events.

Post by ILO on 05/25/09 at 12:40 pm