Before we go into the long weekend, I wanted to alert everyone of some very important news. On Tuesday at 9:30 am, the California Supreme Court will be handing down their decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. I’m not going to sugar coat this for you: it is likely to be a very hard day for the LGBTQ community and their supporters. However, it’s most likely that same-sex marriages performed after the court decision last spring and before the election will be allowed to stand, and that is something. It gives us room and reason for hope.
For those of you who are in San Francisco (and there are many) here is a short list of events going on within the community:
- Monday night, 7 pm: there will be an interfaith prayer service at Grace Cathedral. (We will be in attendance.)
- Tuesday, 8:30-9:15am: Blessing and march, St. Frances Lutheran Church
- Tuesday, 9:30 am: Allies will be receiving the decision together on the steps of the California Supreme Court.
- Tuesday, after the decision: If Proposition 8 is upheld, there will be a circle of care formed around those who are choosing to get arrested in peaceful civil disobedience at Civic Center Plaza.
- Tuesday, 5:00pm: pre-march rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
- Tuesday, 7:00pm: post-march rally at Yerba Buena Gardens.
If you don’t live in California, hold us in your hearts on Monday night and Tuesday morning. If you do live in California, I invite you to join with others for at least one event. It is always more hopeful when we come together.
**Update: Events all over the US and Canada are listed at Day Of Decision. Go! Hope! Be together!**