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VICTORY for the Equality 9! ALL Charges Dropped!

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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

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