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|Solidarity Demonstration for Equality 9|
|Date||Friday August 19|
|Time||8:30 AM - 9:30 AM|
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|Please join us at the San Diego Courthouse @ 8:30am until 9:30am|
|Event Type||Court Date|
The EQ9 were arrested and charged with two misdemeaners exactly 1 year prior and will be in court at 9am this day. This is the anniversary of the day the stay on prop 8 was to be lifted.
The Equality 9 engaged in a peaceful sit-in when the County Clerk would not issue Marriage Licenses to two same-sex couples that day..., as they were willing to do for any opposite-sex couple that stepped into the office. The 9 were arrested by dozens of Sheriff’s Deputies in full riot gear and military-style formation. They were shackled and marched out to buses, then were brought to jail where they were processed and spent several hours.
Check out and help spread the short video we made to document the events. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIqlPeyd1Og
Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris, is asking the courts to end the stay. Within the past few months, nationally, Congress and President Obama voted to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Recently, the Obama Administration signaled that they will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the law which maintains marriage inequality at the federal level. With the edifice of official discrimination crumbling all around us, the City should not persecute activists who are proving to be on the right side of history.
Sign the petition and share with your friends demanding the City Attorney Jan Goldsmith drop all charges against the Equality 9!