December 9, 2011
By Adam Bink
Thank you so much for all of your comments and condolences on yesterday’s thread to honor Ed Watson’s memory.
As Jacob wrote this morning, the same LA Times journalist who put their story on the front page also wrote a nice piece.
The memorial will be in January. Because we’re not planning to publish anyone’s home address on the web, if you’d like to send flowers or other notes, you can send them to:
c/o Anthony Ash
7119 West Sunset Boulevard, No. 195
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Rick and Anthony will be attending and visiting Derence between now and then, so they will take them along on their drive. If you have any questions, you can drop a note to anthony dot ash at couragecampaign dot org, or myself. And a special shout-out and thank you to the David Rohr Floral Studio, a representative of which read yesterday’s post here on P8TT and kindly reached out to offer to create a flower memorial for donation.
On another note, all of yesterday’s events inspired not just sadness but anger. Anger that Ed had to go the way he did without the chance to marry the one he loved in what has really become the Prop “W8″ trial. 368 days since the 9th Circuit first heard the appeal of Judge Walker’s ruling. 493 days since Judge Walker struck Prop 8 down. And still nothing.
Rick wrote a note to our members this morning — you can read it below. If you agree, please help honor Ed’s memory by signing our respectful ask to the 9th Circuit to rule immediately on the case.
But the courts refused to listen to their plea, which is sad, considering yesterday what they did listen to: arguments about whether tapes should be released and whether Judge Walker’s verdict should be vacated because he’s gay and might or might not want to marry someday. Of course, none of that matters to Ed and Derence now.