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Today’s Prop 8 rallies: all you need to know about where and when they’ll be happening

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Community/Meta Prop 8 trial

By Jacob Combs

Today’s the day!  Prop8TrialTracker.com will have coverage of the 9th Circuit’s decision when it is released.  If you live in California, check out the following information about rallies to be throughout the state.  From Marriage Equality USA’s Facebook page:

San Francisco
Morning
What: Gather on the steps of the Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse, San Francisco to receive the ruling (anticipated at 10:00 AM). Afterwards, we will proceed to San Francisco City Hall, where clergy will be available to bless couples who are not able to marry because of Prop. 8.
Where: Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse 95 7th Street at Mission San Francisco, CA 94103
When: 9:30 AM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Signs will be provided – you’re welcome to also bring your own.
Contact: Billy Bradford (415) 716-6315

Evening
What: Community Rally with music and speakers. We will either celebrate or protest the decision, and either way, re-dedicate our resolve to achieve full equality nationwide.
Where: Market Street & 17th Street (across from Castro & Market) San Francisco, CA 94114
When: 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Wear your pro-equality, pro-marriage equality, or No on 8 t-shirts.
Contacts: Rev. Kelly Rivera Hart (415) 260-5704 and Billy Bradford (415) 716-6315

Los Angeles
What: Community Rally, then a march down Santa Monica Blvd.
Where: West Hollywood Park on N. Robertson Blvd. (next to the Abbey Bar) West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Signs will be provided, but please bring your own as well.
Contact: Tristan Blaine (805) 657-4150

San Diego
What: Street Protest/Celebration, then proceed to Community Center Rally
Where: Meet at 6th Avenue and University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Then proceed to the LGBT Community Center 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103
When: Time TBD; Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Bring signs to celebrate or protest the outcome of the case. Contact: Fernando Lopez (619) 861-7939

Sacramento
What: Informal gathering at The Cornerstone inside Headhunters in midtown Sacramento to await the posting of the decision to the 9th Circuit’s website.
Where: The Cornerstone inside Headhunters 1930 K Street Sacramento, CA 95816
When: 9:30 AM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Wear Marriage Equality USA, Equality Action NOW, No on 8 t-shirts and be prepared to talk with media. Bring $$ for coffee, etc.
Contact: Ken Pierce (916) 718-3464

Contra Costa County
What: Community gathering at the Rainbow Community Center
Where: Rainbow Community Center 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200 Concord, CA 94519
When: 6:00–7:00 PM Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Leslie Stewart (925) 765-6064

Santa Clara County
What: Community rally gathering to celebrate or protest the decision, and to rededicate our resolve to achieve full equality nationwide.
Where: Mountain View City Hall 500 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041
When: 6:00–7:00 PM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Bring your pro-equality posters, banners, etc., wear pro-equality t-shirts
Contact: Lisa Liu 408-741-4824

Fresno
What: Community Rally
Where: Corner of N. Blackstone Avenue and E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93726
When: 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, February 7
Materials: Bring pro-equality, No on 8 signs.
Contact: Jaymi Morgan (559) 704-7683

43 Comments

  • 1. torque  |  February 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

    See you at the SF courthouse in about an hour!

  • 2. Julie  |  February 7, 2012 at 8:18 am

    What: Equality Inland Empire Rally
    Where: Corner of Foothill Blvd and Day Creek Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    When: 6PM Tuesday, February 7
    eqie.org

  • 3. icapricorn  |  February 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    The East Coast stands with you, California!

  • 4. Sagesse  |  February 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

    To everyone in CA… Party on!

  • 5. Mark M. (Seattle)  |  February 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Washington is holding it's collective breath CA!!

  • 6. Alan_Eckert  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I was at the courthouse this morning (first supporter, but the news was there first). I had to leave so I could get to work, but I got a chance to talk to a lot of passerby's!

    Oh, and only one guy said I was going to hell.

    I'll be at the rally tonight in the Castro! Look for my "Gays Love Boies/Lesbian Love Boies" sign. My husband may come out, but he's been sick these last couple days. =(

  • 7. AnonyGrl  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

    NY is with you, CA!

  • 8. Seth from Maryland  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Good Luck to everyone In Cal, today is your day

  • 9. rocketeer500  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Too bad I can't make the rally in San Diego today. I'll be there in spirit.

  • 10. Deb Stallings  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Napa Valley Marriage Equality supporters will gather at OXBOW MARKET in Napa to hopefully celebrate. If Judge Walker's ruling stands you are encouraged to wear RED to celebrate. If his decision is overturned, waer BLACK to mourn the injustice. For more information see http://www.napavalleyunityleague.org

  • 11. loaferguy  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Anxiously waiting here in Sacramento!

  • 12. Samantha  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Hell is gonna be a beautiful place then cuz we'll all be there together!

  • 13. ruby  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

    For a Special Community Event
    in Response to the Ninth Circuit Court Prop. 8 Ruling

    With
    American Foundation for Equal Rights,
    … Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,
    Courage Campaign, Equality California, Equal Roots Coalition, FAIR, Freedom to Marry, Jordan/Rustin Coalition, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Latino Equality Alliance & Marriage Equality USA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, California Faith for Equality and National Center for Lebsian Rights

    Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda
    200 N Spring St, 3rd Floor
    Enter on Main St.

    Tuesday, February 7
    5 p.m.
    Street & Lot Parking
    Easy access via the Metro Red Line's City Center stop

    Also join AFER for a livestream of our press conferences
    at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Details > http://bit.ly/AFERlive

  • 14. chris from CO  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    do we have a live stream or is it just a document we are going to be given

  • 15. AnonyGrl  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I believe it is just documents today.

  • 16. Jason from AZ  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I read somewhere that there may be a video feed starting about 10:30 PST here: http://www.ustream.tv/user/AmerEqualRights

  • 17. Michelle Evans  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Don't forget Orange County!
    6:30 to 9:30 pm Harvey Milk Square
    Corner of 4th and French Streets
    Santa Ana

  • 18. Kevin  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Affirmed

  • 19. 415kathleenk  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    here in SF at UCSF. Wish i could be at the Ninth Circuit this morning but stuck at work. Monitoring P8tt and twitter and the news. Ditto with Chris' from CO question. Hi Kathleen, Ann S.Ellen, Stuart, John and everyone else. I know you guys are there right now.

  • 20. Alan_Eckert  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    EMAIL!

  • 21. AnonyGrl  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    That would be press conferences and such, right?

  • 22. Phil L  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Awaiting with bated breath in Austin TX.

  • 23. Alan_Eckert  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Affirmed what? Smith was a Concurr and Dissent. I NEED TO KNOW!

  • 24. Kevin  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    It was affirmed but I can't get the document yet.

  • 25. EricKoszyk  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Anything in North Florida? Gainesville, to be exact.

  • 26. Phil L  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Affirmed to be unconstitutional?

  • 27. Seth from Maryland  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    we won

  • 28. AnonyGrl  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Of course we did! Now I need DETAILS!!!! LOL

  • 29. Leo  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I'm guessing concur on standing and denial of motion to vacate, dissent on merits.

  • 30. Lesbians Love Boies  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    WOOOT

  • 31. Phil L  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Me too!! :D

  • 32. Alan_Eckert  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Affirmed to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

  • 33. Alan_Eckert  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I was at the courthouse this morning (first supporterAffirmed to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

  • 34. Kevin  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    YES

  • 35. W. Kevin Vicklund  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Affirmed means Walker's ruling was upheld. We won! Just three more rounds to go…

  • 36. AnonyGrl  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    AFER is texting that we won!

  • 37. Str8Grandmother  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Whoop Whoop Can't wait to read it

  • 38. Bob  |  February 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Bob just heard on morning news,,,,, California prop 8 struck down as unconstituional!!!!!!!!

  • 39. Jason from AZ  |  February 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I'm assuming so

  • 40. Bob  |  February 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    just to clarify,,, that's the kind of news I love to wake up to,,,, the California decision,, front and centre,,, congrats to my American neighbours,,,, it's been a long haul,,,, cheers

  • 41. chris from CO  |  February 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Congrates to california

  • 42. Jeff Tabaco  |  February 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Yay! Just FYI, CORRECTION for San Francisco evening rally: it will now be at the LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. (near Octavia). Same time, 5 p.m.

  • 43. John_B_in_DC  |  February 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    EVERYTHING NOW HANGS IN THE BALANCE! the NOM headline screams:
    http://www.nomblog.com/18980

    Brian Brown is freaking out about this court "for the first time ever—finding a "right" to same-sex marriage in the United States Constitution!" Of course they did no such thing. What they "found" was a reaffirmation of the rights of due process and equal protection. In fact it was a very narrow ruling and they went out of their way to stress that they are NOT ruling on the broader constitutional issues.

    I would go over there and reassure poor Brian but I'm banned from posting there. Could somebody who is not already banned for posting polite, honest, and reasonable disagreement on their blog please head over there and let him know that these judges didn't do what he claims they did? Although I suppose the hystrionics on their part might be primarily for fundraising purposes, since of course they're using this ruling to ask their supporters for yet more money.

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