News from the LGBT ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California.
Monday, February 6, 2012
9th Circut Appeals Court to Issue Prop 8 Decision TOMORROW!
Prop 8 Decision Alert
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals anticipates releasing an opinion by 10 AM tomorrow (Tuesday February 7, 2012) in the appeal that seeks to overturn Judge Walkers rejection of Proposition 8.
A summary of the opinion prepared by court staff and the decision itself will be posted online.
Please join us for rallies:
Please join same-sex couples, LGBTIQ people, friends, family, and clergy for 2 events on the day that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announces its decision regarding Proposition 8. The Ninth Circuit has completed all hearings and briefing in the case and could rule at any time.
FIRST RALLY @9:45 AM: Gather on the steps of the Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse, 95 7th Street (at Mission), San Francisco, CA 94103-1518 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. (Even if the Ninth Circuit rules in our favor, it is highly likely that there will be a stay on the decision, meaning no marriages could take place immediately.)
SECOND RALLY @5:00 PM: Gather at Jane Warner Plaza, on 17th street across from the MUNI station on Castro and Market, San Francisco, CA 94114 for a community rally. We will either celebrate or protest the decision, and either way, rededicate our resolve to achieve full federal equality nationwide.
If you are able to attend one or both of these rallies, please send an email to: