Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday May 26: Million Gay Riot Planned if Cal Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8

Will we see a million gay riot next week? The California Supreme Court has announced that the decision on Proposition 8, upholding marriage as between and man and a woman, will be released Tuesday May 26th at 10 am. Gay activists have plans for "civil disobedience" protests against the ruling if it does not overturn Prop 8. (Overturning Prop 8 but validating the existing same sex marriages would not be enough to avoid the protests.)

In Los Angeles, the local gay press is begging those planning to protest to spare West Hollywood (WeHo). In an op-ed titled "Don’t Trash WeHo When Protesting Prop 8" the author writes:
Unfortunately, there have been rumblings that otherwise responsible, level-headed folk are gearing up to throw bricks.

Equality California (EQCA) sent an E mail yesterday that began, “The decision we have been waiting for is coming any day now. While we hope for the best, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to win marriage back (emphasis added),”

However, same news website also has an article linking to the Day of Decision website which is organizing:
“Day of Decision” actions that will either:

1. Celebrate a positive decision and attempt to spread its impact, or
2. If the court rules against us, make sure that our angry voices are heard around the world. Anger for denying an entire group of people their civil rights is perfectly legitimate and appropriate.(my emphasis added)


The Day of Decision website page for the plans for San Francisco has a link to One Struggle One Fight, the group that has been using the Prop 8 backlash to foment "civil disobedience".

(One Struggle, One Fight is a recipient of a grant from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. I've decided to add a label "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" and connect my various posts that reference them.)

2 comments:

Warren said...

you make it sound as though there will be rioting. While this is a possibility, it is highly unlikely.

There have been plans for a number of acts of civil disobedience, including several Christian Clergy members. However, this form of Civil disobedience is nothing more than organized arrests.

Andy said...

Well, the California high court has just spoken. Will the fecal matter hit the fan?