Marriage Equality

Prop 8 & DOMA: Day Of Decision: Win or Lose, We're Not Done Yet!

06/26/2013 - 5:00pm
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Regardless of the decision, DOMA or Prop 8, please meet at the Hillcrest Pride Flagpole (University Ave and Normal St. SD, CA. 92103) starting at 5pm.

 ***THE DECISION WILL COME DOWN ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 24***

The US Supreme Court is about to make its decision on the legality of CA's Prop 8 and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The date is unknown at this time, so be prepared to mobilize and join us at the Hillcrest Pride Flag for a rally with speakers and a march on the day when they are announced. Then join us afterward at the SD LGBT Center at 7pm for more activities in response to the decision.

SAME Supports: "Light The Way To Justice" Rally in downtown San Diego

03/25/2013 - 6:00pm
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A CALL TO RALLY! Next week the United States Supreme Court will begin the hearing on federal marriage rights for the LGBT Community. ON MONDAY, MAR 25TH WE MUST GATHER AS ONE AND CALL FOR FULL FEDERAL MARRIAGE EQUALITY!   LOCATION: SD Federal Bldg, 880 FRONT ST, San Diego, CA. 92101 at 6pm!

Article: Rebel Anglican clergy ‘to bless gay marriages’

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By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, December 15, 2012 22:59 EST (via The Raw Story)

Rebel Church of England clergy will bless gay marriages carried out in other churches if Anglicans are exempted from a new law on same-sex marriage, some 150 vicars and campaigners said in a letter published on Sunday.

Anglicans including ex-Bishop of Oxford Richard Harries and dozens of clergy wrote to the Sunday Telegraph saying they would advise gay parishioners to marry in Quaker or Unitarian services, then return to their regular church.

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 News! Judge slams prosecutors for dismissing gay juror!

By Dana Littlefield and Matthew T. Hall,

— A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors in a case involving a group of same-sex marriage activists violated the defendants' rights by dismissing a potential juror based on his sexual orientation.

Superior Court Judge Joan Weber ruled that the defendants in the case were denied a representative jury when prosecutors challenged the selection of a gay man to be on the panel. She said she found the actions of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office “shocking.”

The judge dismissed the entire jury panel.

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