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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | LGBTI / Queer
San Francisco Protests After Prop 8 is Upheld by State Supreme Court
Supporters of same sex marriage protested throughout the day after the California Supreme Court backed the reactionary proposition 8, legally reducing the LGBT community to an unequal status.
As in all civil rights struggles the courts will never be the defining factor in achieving real equality for same sex couples. To push this struggle forward the most important thing is to build a broad grassroots movement of the people. When the court's decision was released on Tuesday morning thousands of people turned out in San Francisco throughout the day. First with a civil disobedience that blocked Van Ness for hours and resulted in the arrest of over 200 people. And in the evening there was a rally in Civic Center followed by march that went to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Yerba Buena and then marched to the Castro for another rally in the streets.
The next big event in San Francisco is Wednesday, June 3, 5 - 6:30 pm on the steps of the California Supreme Court building, McAllister at Civic Center. For more info call Equal Rights Initiative at 415-821-6144