free speech

VICTORY for the Equality 9! ALL Charges Dropped!


This afternoon of Aug 24th, 2012, SAME has learned of the wonderfull news!  The prosecution has backed down and has DROPPED ALL CHARGES against the Equality Nine!  Thus ends a two year saga for the nine people who were wrongfully arrested as they engaged in a constitutionally protected peacefull protest at the SD County Administration Building against Prop 8 on Aug 19th, 2010.

As you recall, following Judge Walker's ruling of Prop 8 unconstitutional, the Equality 9 were arrested for engaging in a peaceful sit-in when the San Diego County Clerk would not issue Marriage Licenses to two same-sex couples who had appointments that day.

Click to see some statements from Equality 9 members and allies:  

Equality 9 Campaign

City Attorney Insists On Taking Peaceful Activists to Trial on the City's Dime

Equality Nine Trial Selects Jury Monday AM, Opening Arguments Expected by Late Afternoon

Syndicate content