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Prop 8 Decision to be Announced Wednesday [Updated]

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The Day of Decision Protest in Hollywood on May 26, 2009 (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

[Decision Update: The judge has overturned Prop 8, ruling it to be unconstitutional. Read the full story here.]

The judge presiding over the federal trial challenging Prop 8, which banned same sex marriage in California, will announce his decision on Wednesday, according to the Sacramento Bee. No specific release time has been mentioned, but sources close to the trial have told LAist that decisions can be released as early as 12 a.m. [Update: The decision will be filed sometime between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the court]

No matter the outcome, the decision is expected to be appealed.

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Plans for a rally in West Hollywood have been in the works since last month, but organizers were waiting for a date. More details on events will come to light soon.

Update: "Expect the West Hollywood rally - on San Vicente Boulevard south of Santa Monica Boulevard - to begin at 7pm, however commuter travel is expected to slow earlier," says WeHo News. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which brought the case forward, said the WeHo rally may tentatively begin at 6 p.m.

Update #2: A rally with members from over 15 LGBT and ally community groups will also be held at Olvera Street from 8 to 10 p.m. "Members of Latino, Asian/Pacific-Islander, African-American, Middle-Eastern, LGBT and other communities gather to show their solidarity for social justice after the District Court announces its decision on Proposition 8, the California legislation that bans marriage between same-sex couples," according to an advisory from the Latino Equality Alliance.

Update #3: Another rally has been announced. This one, in Long Beach, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. "in Bixby Park at Broadway & Cherry, the sight of many same-sex support gatherings over the years," according to LBPost.