Friday, December 19, 2008

Light up the Night for Equality

Dec 20: Light up the Night for Equality Quiet Candlelight Vigil, across the country at shopping centers etc, for gay rights. Peaceful. Wear shirts that say "2nd class citizen" or "My friend is a second class citizen".

Join the vigil!

3 comments:

dr.primrose said...

This is a very interesting development. The California A.G.'s brief, filed today, asked the California Supreme Court to INVALIDATE Prop. 8. Almost always, the A.G.'s brief will be filed in support of the law being challenged. Here's the story filed on-line at the L.A. Times -- Jerry Brown: Gay-marriage ban should be invalidated.

The story says in part:

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In a surprise move, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to invalidate Proposition 8. He said the November ballot measure that banned gay marriage "deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of liberty that the Supreme Court has concluded is guaranteed by the California Constitution."

It is the attorney general's duty to defend the state's laws, and after gay rights activists filed legal challenges to Proposition 8, which amended the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, Brown said he planned to defend the proposition as enacted by the people of California.

But after studying the matter, he came to the conclusion that gay rights activists were correct in arguing that the proposition amounted to a constitutional revision, instead of a more limited amendment. “Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification,” Brown said in a statement.

IT said...

Thanks, Dr P, I've given it a post

JCF said...

I'm pleased to say that my 16 year-old namesake and her friend participated in this event (out here in Sacra-tomato, where I am visiting the homefront. Didn't know till after, or I might have joined the kids!)