Hey everyone, the day is here. Later this afternoon, we will know the fate of Prop 8… for now.
Of course, I will be providing a thorough reading with excerpts for those who want to see some of the language of the decision without scouring through the (what is sure to be a) monstrosity of a document. You can expect that up later tonight.
It should come as no surprise that the blogosphere is humming with anticipation. There is a lot of content out there. If you’re prone to seizures, you might just want to stay away from the #prop8 Twitter hashtag entirely.
Here are a few basics you need for today:
» List of today’s rallies. Kudos to Rex Wockner for keeping this updated all day.
» Decision Day FAQ. If you’ve been living in a cave, Chris Geidner is here to make sure you know why today’s a big day.
» Prop 8 Trial Tracker. Eden James has a nice summary to catch us up to today.
There is a LOT of other content out there, but the most important thing is that you understand what is happening today and its significance. This was the first time LGBT issues and our community’s history were aired in a public forum, and Judge Walker’s decision will be an indication of the progress we’ve made given the discrimination we’ve endured.
Sure, given appeals, the war is not over. Still, today could still be a game-changing victory, because if we win, people will ask why. It’s an important opportunity to take a big step forward in raising awareness and creating visibility. And as we move forward, we have reason and love on our sides.
If you want a good laugh, take a look at the argument made by the defense to try to stay today’s ruling?
As always, you can revisit the archive of Prop 8 coverage here on ZFb to get day-by-day accounts of what took place in the trial.
And while we wait, you should pray. Don’t just pray because it’s the most productive thing you can do, pray because some blonde from ADF told you to:
On the other hand, you could just look forward to the feeling of not being less than: