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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

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.

An Evening with the Equality 9 & Friends presented by SAME with Co-sponsors First UU Rainbow Action Group, SDCPJ, Activist San Diego, and Canvass for a Cause

04/27/2012 - 7:00pm

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Join the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME), San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, Activist San Diego, the First UU Rainbow Action Group, Canvass for a Cause and members of the Equality 9 for an evening of entertainment, discussion, snacks, drinks and socializing on Fri, April 27th at 7pm at the second floor gallery of the "Pleasures and Treasures" store (2525 University Ave SD, CA 92104) in the North Park area. (Note: this is an 18yrs and up only establishment.)

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