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Eve of Justice: Lighting The Way For The Supreme Court
Date Wednesday March 04
Time 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Gather at Market and Castro from 5-6pm for pre-march rally in Harvey Milk Plaza, March steps off at 6pm down Market St to the CA Supreme Court (Civic Center) at 6:45pm for vigil program, recommitment ceremony, speakers and moment of silence.
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorCitizen of the World
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.

The evening will begin with a legal update from one of the attorneys who will argue against Prop 8 before the Justices of the Supreme Court the following morning. We will entrust them with our prayers for equal rights which they can convey to the rest of our legal team.

To read the parties' filings and the dozens of amicus 'friend of the court' briefs filed on behalf of Civil Rights Organizations, Bar Associations, Academics, Women's Groups, Faith and Religious Groups, and many others go to http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/prop8.htm
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 1st, 2009 3:59 PM
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