Keep an eye the California Supreme Court website where they will post an announcement on Wednesday to tell us what decisions are coming. Full opinions are released on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10am. (Except next week, it would be Tuesday because of the holiday). I've discussed the issues at length on this blog, most recently here.
And to remind us of why this matters:
Tonight, surrounded by his family.... Kenneth took his last assisted breaths in a hospital known for its “compassion and care” in the area. His family held his hands and whispered their loving goodbyes while the life slipped from his body and he went to his rest. A sudden heart attack claimed him. ..... In the parking lot, Bob, his partner of 26 years, said goodbye to a photograph....Read the full story here.
The hospital, at the behest of Kenneth’s family, had banned Bob from Kenneth’s room, or seeing him in the hospital at all. 26 years treated as though they were mere passing acquaintances or work colleagues. Simply because Kenneth’s family could never accept their son’s orientation... Tonight, a nurse sympathetic to Bob’s situation and in violation of the hospital policies, came to the car window and delivered the news to Bob that Kenneth was gone. And Bob said his goodbyes and wishes of love and peace to a picture....
Update; no decision this week. Probably wise as tomorrow is the anniversary of the White Night Riots and the 22nd is Harvey Milk's Birthday--at least one blogger reports that someone figured this out and scuppered the announcement at the last minute because of the date. Keep an eye out Friday to see if they will announce for Tuesday next week. There are three possible dates left for the opinion: May 26 or 28, and June 1.
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