Prop 8 Upheld

May 26th, 2009 by

Prop 8 has been upheld in California! The same-sex “marriages” that went into effect before Prop 8 will remain legally recognized, however. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram:

The California Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that banned same- sex marriage in the state, but the court also ruled that the unions of roughly 18,000 same-sex couples who were wed last year will remain valid.

Despite the conclusions in the 186-page ruling, the battle over same-sex marriage in California is likely to continue, with supporters insisting they will try to get the matter back on the ballot, or possibly try to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Expect gay activists to protest the ruling around the country, a campaign called Day of Decision has been planning events to either celebrate or protest today’s decision. Below are a list of cities that have Day of Decision events planned. If you live in or near one of the cities, see if you can take a bit of time to minister to these folks as they protest, showing them that we are not “mean-spirited bigots,” but instead Jesus-followers that love them and our community enough to keep marriage a male/female union.  Click on a link to find out where the protest will be held in your community.

1. Anchorage
2. Phoenix
3. Tucson
4. Auburn
5. Bakersfield [x3 event locations in Bakersfield]
6. Big Bear Lake
7. Chico
8. Claremont
9. Concord
10. Danville
11. Davis
12. Delano
13. Escondido (North Inland San Diego County) (Note: Event was not canceled, new facebook)
14. Eureka (Humboldt County)
15. Fairfield
16. Fort Bragg
17. Fresno
18. Hermosa Beach (South Bay)
19. Hollister
20. Lakeport
21. Long Beach
22. Los Angeles County (x5 locations: Downtown, East LA, UCLA, WeHo, Santa Monica)
23. Modesto
24. Monrovia
25. Monterey
26. Napa
27. Norwalk
28. Oakland
Orange County
29. Palo Alto [2 events, day & evening, same location]
30. Palm Springs
31. Pasadena
32. Pittsburg (Contra Costa County)
33. Rancho Cucamonga (Inland Empire-Riverside & San Bernardino Counties)
34. Redding
35. Sacramento
36. Salinas
37. San Diego (Note: Event was not canceled, new facebook)
38. San Francisco (Marin County)
39. San Jose
40. San Luis Obispo
41. San Mateo
42. Santa Ana (Orange County)
43. Santa Barbara (South Santa Barbara County)
44. Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County)
45. Santa Maria (North Santa Barbara County)
46. Santa Monica
47. Santa Rosa
48. Stanford
49. Stockton
50. Temecula
51. Thousand Oaks
52. Ukiah
53. Ventura
54. Visalia
55. Walnut Creek
56. Watsonville
57. West Hollywood, LA
58. Boulder
59. Denver
60. New Haven
61. Fort Meyers
62. Lake Worth
63. Sarasota
64. Tampa Bay/Hillsborough
65. Tampa Bay/Pinellas
66. Atlanta
67. Moscow
68. Champaign-Urbana
69. Chicago
70. Peoria
71. Springfield
72. Bloomington
73. Indianapolis
74. Lexington
75. Louisville

76. New Orleans
77. Boston
78. Northampton
79. Lansing
80. Kalamazoo
81. Joplin
82. St. Louis
83. Las Vegas
84. Reno
New York
85. Albany
86. Ithaca
87. New York City
88. Rochester
89. Kent
90. Portland
Rhode Island
91. Providence
South Carolina
92. Columbia
93. Austin
94. Dallas
95. Denton
96. Houston
97. San Antonio
98. Salt Lake City


99. Charlottesville
100. Richmond
101. Bellingham
102. Seattle
103. Spokane
US Capitol
104. Washington D.C.
105. Toronto, ON Canada
106. Vancouver, BC Canada

106 Total Day of Decision City Events:
104 U.S. City events
+2 Canadian City events
25 States + D.C.
54+ California City events

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