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Thu Mar 5 2009 Gay Marriage Proponents Argue That Proposition 8 Is Illegal and Should Be Overturned
Same-Sex Marriage Gets Another Day in California Supreme Court On Thursday, March 5th, legal arguments took place in the California Supreme Court regarding an attempt to overturn 2008's Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples, civil rights organizations, and the state Attorney General’s office argued that if the initiative process is used to take a fundamental right away from a persecuted minority, no one in California is safe.

The court has 90 days to issue an opinion, but Equality California thinks that a decision will be issued sooner. That organization says, "...(R)egardless of how the court rules we all have to continue working to educate Californians about the importance of the freedom to marry. And that means we need you and everyone in our community to fight for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks win or lose." Report from Equality California | imc_photo.gif Photos from March 4th Rally in SF's Castro: 1 | 2 || imc_photo.gif Photos from Eve of Justice Rally in Palo Alto 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

On Friday, March 6th, Rebecca Kaplan will host a Speak Out for Marriage Equality in Oakland's City Hall. On Saturday, March 7th, a Fundraiser for Marriage Equality Litigation will take place at Rhythmix Cultural Works, at 2513 Blanding in Alameda, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Many who are opposed to marriage will gather for a Gay Shame meeting on Saturday, March 7th at 5:30pm at Modern Times Bookstore, at 888 valencia street at 20th Street in San Francisco.

National Center for Lesbian Rights | Equality California || Some of Indybay's Past Coverage: Demonstrators Holding Candles Shed Light on Struggle for Marriage Equality | Legal Brief Filed to Nullify Marriages as Gay Rights Marchers Arrive at Supreme Court | Couple Marches Through California to Repeal Prop. 8 | Prop 8 Before State Supreme Court

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