Ninth Circuit Will Issue Highly Anticipated Ruling on Tuesday, February 7 by 10:00 a.m. PST
See Video Prediction below of Dennis Mangers from Sacramento below
San Francisco, CA – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling in the landmark federal civil rights case of Perry v. Brown on Tuesday February 7, 2012 by 10:00 a.m. PST. The court will determine whether to uphold the historic August 2010 decision of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Perry case, will hold three media events on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to discuss the significance and impact of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling:
1) A 10:30 a.m. PST press conference in Los Angeles at Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson and David Boies; AFER Board President Chad Griffin; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo; and Dominick Zarrillo.
2) A national media conference call at 11:45 a.m. PST. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for access code. Speaking on the call will be plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson and David Boies; AFER Board President Chad Griffin; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo; and Dominick Zarrillo.
3) A 5:00 p.m. PST press conference in San Francisco. Location is forthcoming. Speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson and David Boies; AFER Board President Chad Griffin; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo; Dominick Zarrillo; and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
5:00 PM COMMUNITY RALLY: Gather at Market & 17th (across from Castro & Market) San Francisco for a community rally. We will either celebrate or protest the decision, and either way, rededicate our resolve to achieve full equality nationwide.
Please wear your Marriage Equality USA, GetEQUAL, or No on 8 t-shirts if you have them and your signs!
SAME-SEX COUPLES, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CLERGY TO GATHER ON DAY NINTH CIRCUIT PROP 8 RULING IS RELEASED
Anti-marriage equality proponents have had their day in court, again. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has heard both sides of the issue and is due to announce their decision on the challenge to Proposition 8 any day now. Communities through-out California are prepared to gather to either celebrate or rededicate their resolve to achieve full marriage equality.
A diverse coalition of community organizations has come together to plan the following events statewide – this coalition includes but is not limited to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Marriage Equality USA, GetEQUAL, CA Faith for Equality, the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, Poz Activists Network, Our Family Coalition and the Gay Straight Alliance:
Contra Costa County, CA
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 on Day of Decision
Contact: Leslie Stewart (925) 765-6064
What: Community Rally
Where: Corner of N. Blackstone Avenue and E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726
When: 5:00-7:00 PM on Day of Decision
Contact: Jaymi Morgan (559) 704-7683
Los Angeles, CA
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 on Day of Decision
Contact: Tristan Blaine (805) 657-4150
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
Posted by Melanie Nathan