The California Supreme Court has released a statement that their decision on the legality of Proposition 8, which stripped rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry, will be filed on Tuesday, May 26 at 10am.
Joe. My. God. blogger Joe Jervis reported he was tipped by a San Francisco city hall insider that city police officers are dropping off racks of barricades in the Castro in advance of the expected ruling last Wednesday, leading to wide speculation that the court would release the decision Thursday, May 21. Towleroad.com reported that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom asked the court to hold off the release Thursday since it coincided with the 30th anniversary of the White Night Riots which occurred in reaction to Dan White’s manslaughter conviction for the murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Newsom vehemently denied he or his office contacted the court.
Rallies are planned across the country the day the decision is made public. A rally is planned for 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol South Lwn in Salt Lake City.
Day of Decision co-founders Robin Tyler and Andy Thayer said, depending on what the court decides, the rallies will either be a protest or a celebration.
“We will PROTEST if the court upholds Prop 8, and invalidates the 18,000 same-sex marriage licenses that California already issued,” they released in a statement. They will also protest if the court “upholds Prop 8, but upholds the 18,000 same-sex marriages already performed, which would be a cruel, but phyrric victory for equality.”
The rallies will be a celebration, of course, if the court rules against Proposition 8.