BALIF invites you to participate in "Day of Decision" events being planned for the day in the near future that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announces its decision regarding Proposition 8 -- including a special BALIF happy hour that day in the Castro! The Court has completed all hearings and briefing in the case and could rule at any time. It is hoped that the Court will provide advanced notice that the ruling is coming, in which case BALIF will send out an update. But in the meantime, please take note of the following planned events for the Bay Area:
San Francisco, CA
What: Gather on the steps of the Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse, San Francisco to receive the ruling (anticipated at 10:00 AM). Then we will proceed to San Francisco City Hall, where clergy will be available to bless couples who are not able to marry because of Prop. 8.
Where: Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse, 95 7th Street (at Mission)
When: 9:30 AM on Day of Decision
Contact: Billy Bradford (415) 716-6315
What: Community Rally with music and speakers. We will either celebrate or protest the decision, and either way, re-dedicate our resolve to achieve full equality nationwide.
Where: Market Street & 17th Street (across from Castro & Market)
When: 5:00 PM on Day of Decision
Contacts: Rev. Kelly Rivera Hart (415) 260-5704 and Billy Bradford (415) 716-6315
SF BALIF Happy Hour
What: BALIF will host a happy hour immediately following the Community Rally in the Castro, for all lawyers and legal professionals, where t-shirts and stickers will be available.
Where: Twin Peaks, Market Street & 17th Street (across from Castro & Market)
When: 6:00 PM on Day of Decision
Contacts: Spencer Jones (415) 609-6961 and Michael Wolchansky (415) 640-0633
Contra Costa County, CA
What: Community gathering at the Rainbow Community Center
Where: Rainbow Community Center, 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200. Concord, CA
When: 6:00-7:00 PM on Day of Decision
Contact: Leslie Stewart (925) 765-6064