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Proposition 8 Decision Coming Tomorrow

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The U.S. District Court of Northern California just announced that the Proposition 8 decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger will be coming tomorrow

Olson-boies "On August 4, 2010, the court will issue its written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law following the court trial held in January and June of this year. The order will be e-filed in the court's Electronic Case Filing system, and will be immediately available thereafter through ECF and PACER. There will be no court proceeding associated with the publication of the order."

The decision will be posted between 1pm and 3pm PDT.

Whatever the decision, it is expected to be appealed.

Text “EQUAL” to 69866 to get a text message with the official decision on your mobile phone the moment the court releases its decision, or sign-up for an email alert at equalrightsfoundation.org

Join American Foundation for Equal Rights on its Web site to watch a live press conference with the plaintiffs, American Foundation for Equal Rights Board President Chad Griffin, and co-counsels Ted Olson and David Boies following the release of the decision.

A decision day rally is being held in NYC at the NEW YORK SUPREME COURT at 7 pm. That's at 60 Centre street in downtown Manhattan.

A Los Angeles public event will be held in West Hollywood Park - 6pm time tentative.

A small number of hard copies of the announcement will also be made available for public review shortly after the order is e-filed in the following locations:

San Francisco Courthouse: Clerk's Office (16th Floor) & Press Room (18th Floor)

Oakland Courthouse: Clerk's Office

San Jose Courthouse: Clerk's Office

Watch the interview Towleroad's Corey Johnson conducted with attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies in March of this year, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. @Tank: For someone with hints of intelligence, the way you bash entire groups of people---in this case the elderly, which in previous posts you've had the immaturity to define as anyone over 35---is embarrassing. Maybe you fear aging, maybe you hate older members of your family (or are concerned you'll end up resembling them), or maybe you're just incapable of accepting that everyone ages. But being younger isn't inherently better than being older. Everyone is different. Do you plan to kill yourself at 35 or just shut up?

    Also, could you explain the logic of your extensive attack on HawaiiBill, who simply said "arson and violence are not the way," yet one of your follow-up comments said "I'm advocating neither violence nor arson"? For all your talk of reasoned debate, you lose yourself there.

    The only group I'm willing to dismiss with a broad brush are religious fanatics of any stripe, include the cult of Mormonism. I don't wish for their deaths, but I do wish for them to wield far less influence, have their influence exposed, and have their sheep followers wake up and get a clue on the damage their hateful "religion" espouses. The same goes for zealots of any other stripe, but Mormons were the most influential in the Prop 8 battle, so I'll reserve my wrath for them here.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 4, 2010 12:59:38 AM

  2. Our anniversary is 08/08/08. Ironic. We are still happily married. We dated for 14 years before we could make it legal. I am hoping for an early anniversary present. I am bummed I have to work tomorrow because if it is good I would love to celebrate. I am one of the 36,000.

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Aug 4, 2010 2:03:19 AM

  3. @Paul R: The Mormons weild considerable power out here also. The Honolulu Mayor just resigned to run for Governor in the Democratic primary. He is a member of LDS and an avowed opponent of Civil Unions. He is running against former Rep. Neil Abercrombie who is one of those Democrats that does actually stand with us (yup, there are some of those, contrary to what might be posted on here). Neil could have taken the easy route in the primary, but instead is loudly fighting for not only Civil Unions, but has stated unequivocally that he would sign a marriage bill if one were deliverred to him as Governor. He's getting a lot of heat, but doesn't back down. The choice here is clear and we're working to get him elected. He leads in the polls, but is behind in money. Our money is better spent with him than the national party. The likely Republican nominee has publicly stated he wants Hawaii to be the tip of the spear in a new Christian nation. You can see how important this election is in Hawaii.

    And regarding the whole age issue? Thanks, but it, and the punk, are irrelevant. I'm just the target of the week.

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Aug 4, 2010 2:20:00 AM

  4. While I understand the anger, Tank and the like are wrong. Womens rights were won w/out the threat of violence. And without our "elderly" brothers and sisters who stood up for love and equality long before some of you were born - they deserve our gratitude not some pissy ageism crap from the feeble-minded. They lived in a culture of fear and hate that you would not understand.

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 4, 2010 3:29:07 AM

  5. I don't see what the big whoop about gay people getting married is. It's not like they can mess it up even worse than the heteros have.

    Posted by: River Kali | Aug 4, 2010 5:12:57 AM

  6. The outcome of this case will have a huge impact on this country as a whole as well as the GLBT community directly. Prop 8 should never been allowed. Should we put all civil rights issues of the past 50 years up for a popular vote? ie: Women's right to vote and work as equals alongside men, or equal rights for African Americans? Remem...ber riding in the back of the bus, separate water fountains, no interracial marriage, etc... There is a very strong chance women and African Americans would not have the freedoms they enjoy today, if it were put to a public vote during their fight for equal rights. Equal rights for Gays should not be held up for popular vote either. Let us also not forget that one of this country's founding principles is Separation of Church and State. To me, this also means that the amount of money a church can donate to a political campaign should not be able to influence a candidate's policy when running for a government office. Now, let's see what our elected officials...

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 4, 2010 9:39:20 AM

  7. the exercise of commenting on a thread can occasionallly be one of sheer narcissism, albeit subconscious sometimes. some of us recognize that when we have posted a comment, we check back later to see if others have "responded" to our comments, to see if we have furthered the dialogue or sparked interest in our own idea. it's understandable.
    for a few commentors, however, this activity (again, possibly deeply subconscious) is pathological.

    Posted by: shanesoho | Aug 4, 2010 10:33:13 AM

  8. When the Rodney King verdict came down in L.A., let's just say I was not surprised or shocked when the city burned and the national guard had to be called in.

    I don't want any buildings torched or anyone hurt ... but I can't help feeling that, at whichever point in the process this goes against us (likely at the SCOTUS end), there should righteously be a lot more anger, clearly demonstrated to the world.

    I'm not sure what form that could take without damage to life, limb or property ... and I'm not at all confident intensely angry humans could choose any safe alternative in those moments.

    But that's all for a later date, I assume. I'm pretty confident today's ruling will express justice. If not, I think I'll be dumbfounded rather than angry.

    Posted by: Zlick | Aug 4, 2010 10:34:45 AM

  9. State College PA LGBTQ's community response to Walker's ruling on Perry vs. Schwarzenegger

    Posted by: Audrey GetEQUAL Smith | Aug 4, 2010 12:43:07 PM

  10. While I understand the anger, Tank and the like are wrong. Womens rights were won w/out the threat of violence."

    That's not over by a long shot...in case you haven't noticed, sexism is still alive and well, and the ERA failed. The women's rights movement wasn't just about the right to vote, and not all women were as "pacifist" during that movement, either.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 4, 2010 12:47:20 PM

  11. Notice Tank latched on to the one thing that he could argue about. He couldn't refute the accurate rebuttals to his first post and isn't decent enough to apologize and admit he was wrong. His opinion means nothing.

    Posted by: Older and wiser than Tank. | Aug 4, 2010 2:11:48 PM

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