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Before the Supreme Court Hears Prop 8 Arguments, a Vigil Tomorrow Night at Olvera Street
"The night before the California Supreme Court hears arguments against Prop 8
we will stand together," reads a flyer (.pdf) for tomorrow night's event. "Meet at El Pueblo to hear from our legal council, celebrate our families, and unite in solidarity and hope." The 5:30 p.m. event goes to 8 p.m. and organizers urge people to use Metro to arrive (Union Station is right across the street).
Then on Thursday, you can watch the historic Supreme Court Case live on TV and the internet. People will also gather at City Hall in the council chambers to watch it on the big screen, precluded by a discussion with city officials and attorneys (.pdf flyer). A similar event will be held at the West Hollywood Auditorium (.pdf flyer).
Yesterday, the state legislature officially voted to opposed Prop 8. "Proposition 8's revision to the California Constitution violated key structural checks and balances in the state's legal system when it was approved by a slim majority of voters last November," said Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), who is openly gay. "If Proposition 8 stands, we would be setting a dangerous precedent in California that allows a majority of the people to deny equal protection under the law to a minority of Californians."
Today, Attorney General Jerry Brown wrote a piece on the Huffington Post commanding the title, Proposition 8 Should Be Stricken Down.