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Rally in Celebration or Protest at 6:00pm (EDT) on the Day of the Decision
WHAT IS IT?When the CA Supreme Court announces their decision on Proposition 8, we must act! We are calling you to join us for a rally in celebration or protest on the day of the decision. Protests will occur nationwide and our voices will be heard! We hope that we will come together in celebration, but must know that even in celebration we have many more battles to win and need to unite on the day of decision in one loud voice.
Tuesday, May 26th Day of Decision Location & Information
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Place: Hall of Justice, corner of 6th and Jefferson Streets
|Event Details can be found at the following pages. They will be continuously updated, so please check back often for the latest information and news. Thanks!|
National Day of Decision Facebook Group
Louisville Facebook Event Page
|** CLARIFICATION: The date of this event will be announced 24 hours in advance. We know this is short notice, but we must be ready to publicly react to the court's decision so we can help influence the federal and state stances on gay rights issues. **|
The California Supreme Court must rule within 90 days of March 5 (when they began to hear the case). However, they may rule earlier, so we must start preparing our response now. The key thing is to begin informing everyone NOW that there will be rally in Chicago on the night that the court gives its decision.
The day before the ruling, the court will tell our plaintiffs that their decision will be announced the next day, and so we'll have a final 24 hours to Facebook, email etc. our supporters for the event the following night. So invite your friends NOW, start emailing NOW, and get your phone list in order NOW, so that when we get the 24-hour warning we are ready.
The stakes in California are high – a good decision would help fortify our community against what could be some very difficult years of economic strain and scapegoating. A bad decision would likely inflame the heightened level of violence already recorded against the LGBT community over the past year. Either way, the results in California will be a national issue—especially for those in Illinois trying to pass the Civil Unions bill.
You can also sign up to receive a text message alert when it is announced that the court will have a ruling the next day. This will cue you in to the fact our rally will take place the following evening. You can sign up on the National Center for Lesbian Rights website:http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nclr_getinvolved_mobilealerts
We Have Done This Before, and We Can Do It – BETTER – Again
Fifty cities mobilized for our "Day of Decision" actions around the landmark 2003 Lawrence v. Texas U.S. Supreme Court decision well before social networking sites had come onto the scene. A few years earlier, our nationwide StopDrLaura campaign got the world's #2 largest advertiser, Proctor & Gamble, to dump gay-hater Dr. Laura Schlessinger, cutting short the career of what had been the nation's #2 radio hostess (behind Rush Limbaugh). These campaigns were truly volunteer-driven, grassroots efforts.
WE MUST BE READY! If the court rules to only uphold the existing same sex marriages, but allows the rest of Prop 8 stand, it will not be a victory. If discrimination is written back into the California Constitution, we must go back to the streets.
Please RSVP yes to this event and invite your friends, so that this time, we are ready to Protest or Celebrate the same day the CA Supreme Court rules. This time, we will not sit passively by. We will be prepared.
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