Propostion 8 ruling to be announced.....

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    May 25, 2009 6:54 AM GMT
    Received this email for the Courage Campaign.....

    Dear Friend --


    "Decision Day" is on Tuesday!

    The California Supreme Court just announced that it will release its decision on the fate of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26.

    The court will either uphold the Constitution, recognizing equal protection under the law, or uphold discrimination, taking away fundamental civil rights from a minority.

    This will be a moment that you -- and your friends -- will remember for the rest of your life. We don't know what the state Supreme Court will do. But we'll send you the news as soon as it is announced.

    Do you know someone who wants to hear this historic news as soon as the Supreme Court releases it? Then forward your friends this message right now and ask them to sign up for a "Decision Day" email alert at:

    http://www.couragecampaign.org/DecisionDay

    As Charlize Theron told the Courage Campaign community a few weeks ago, Fresno will be the most important place to be on the Saturday after Decision Day -- no matter what the Supreme Court rules.

    At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, thousands of marriage equality supporters from across California -- LGBT and straight allies alike -- will "Meet in the Middle for Equality" to celebrate or protest the Supreme Court's ruling at Fresno City Hall.

    Nearly 100 organizations, including the Courage Campaign, are mobilizing members for this amazing event in the heartland of California. "Equality Express" buses are leaving from several locations across the state. If you don't already have a spot reserved, think about car pooling with your friends to Fresno.

    If you have friends who want to hear the Supreme Court decision as well as more information on Meet in the Middle, please forward this message right now and ask your friends to sign up for email alerts today:

    http://www.couragecampaign.org/DecisionDay

    Thank you for doing everything in your power to restore marriage equality to California, regardless of what happens on Decision Day.

    Rick Jacobs
    Chair, Courage Campaign

    P.S. You can also get the Supreme Court's decision texted to your cell phone the moment it is announced. The Courage Campaign is teaming up with CREDO Mobile to send cell phone users the court's decision on Prop 8 as well as news on "Meet in the Middle." To sign up on your phone, just text "DECISION" to 27336.

    Fingers crossed....
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    May 25, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    Let's hope it does not hold up the idea of DADT. lol
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    May 25, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    I don't have too much hope, but here is one scenario:

    An "upset vote" would be for the Chief Justice to vote again for marriage equality (Starr's mission seemed to be to prevent that) and switch one of the "no" votes back from the Prop. 22 overturn vote to make up for Kennard's that seems lost. Can be... I mean the "majority taking a minority's rights", argument (which didn't exist in the previous vote) might switch that one vote and encourage the Chief Justice to vote again for marriage equality.
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    May 25, 2009 7:37 AM GMT
    I see your point, Author. I hope that during the deliberations, logic with respect to equality was in play. We shall see on Tuesday.
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    May 25, 2009 8:40 AM GMT
    Unless they use the logic of DADT...lol
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    May 25, 2009 8:55 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidUnless they use the logic of DADT...lol



    YAWN
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    May 25, 2009 9:02 AM GMT
    Bores ya but you still feel the need to respond to my posts? lol Kinda silly. Just let it go. But you can't.
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    May 25, 2009 9:05 AM GMT
    But you can't let it go. lol YAWN...lol
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    May 25, 2009 9:07 AM GMT
    But you can't let it go...lol YAWN
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    May 25, 2009 9:14 AM GMT
    Sorry for the multiple posts. Laptop was acting up. My sincere apology.
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    May 25, 2009 3:10 PM GMT
    I don't see the court over turning it.
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    May 25, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidSorry for the multiple posts. Laptop was acting up. My sincere apology.


    Looks like someone canĀ“t let it go lol

    you know you can delete your posts...
  • jeffper1

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    May 25, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    thanks erik....for the info
    don't really care at this point....if i were younger i would be more concerned...why age?....don't know. when i was 30 i wuz gonna get married to my bf....in a personal, no civic, situation. do i need government to validate me...no....but i understand the issues. live near sf, and there, they have laws that place equality standards. worked 24 years for federal government...still nothing in place if i die, in regards to partnership or marriage of same sex ppl.
    would love to be in fresno....health does not permit.
    i agree with some posts.....don't think prop 8 will be overturned. how did california turn out this way? well at least the bay area is not orange county.
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    May 26, 2009 6:56 AM GMT
    Hoping with fingers crossed...
  • metta

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    May 26, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
    I don't think that they will overturn it. Just a guess. If they do, I will be so happy!

    If they don't overturn it, the best thing that could happen would be if the State would get out of the marriage business and just recognize civil unions for everyone, leaving marriages to the churches. There are churches that want to marry gay couples so gay couples would still be able to get married if that happened.

    Either way, we still have a lot of work to do in fighting small minds.

    I plan on attending the Day Of Decision Event

    http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/
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    May 26, 2009 7:52 AM GMT
    Gosh, seems like everyone is preparing for the worst.

    Metta, if there is a plan of attack that comes together at this event, please let us know. A cross country grass roots effort will then have to be our starting point to get this through.
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    May 26, 2009 7:55 AM GMT
    I hope they will overturn it but preparing for the worst.
    Anyway, I'll be in SF close to the supreme court for all of the actions. icon_cool.gif
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    May 26, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    prop 8 upheld, as well as 18,000 marriages. Just heard on Rush Limbaugh.
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    May 26, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    BBC NEWS :

    "BREAKING NEWS: California high court upholds ban on gay marriage"

    But those already married will remain so, so that's relief I guess to the 18,000 same sex couples, keep campaining folks.

    peace X
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    May 26, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    Yup just read that it's upheld... Bullshit. icon_evil.gif
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    May 26, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    May 2009 Gays Once Again Prohibited from Marrying in California

    January 2010 Gays Banned from Public Places in California
  • metta

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    May 26, 2009 5:35 PM GMT




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    May 26, 2009 5:40 PM GMT

    California actually added a paragraph onto the proposition that states that Gays have to sit in the backs of busses and are no longer allowed to own property.

    sad day...
  • Timbales

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    May 26, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    Every gay person in California should pack up and leave. It would be fun to watch everything grind to a mother-f*cking halt.
  • metta

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    May 26, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidEvery gay person in California should pack up and leave. It would be fun to watch everything grind to a mother-f*cking halt.


    I would rather stay and fight. It ain't over until we all have full equal civil rights. I don't give up. I just work harder until the job is done.