Admittedly, we don't post much about gay rights here at Uptown Almanac (although maybe we should), but we can't help but feel tonight's rally is especially important.
As you most certainly know, the US Supreme Court is set to hear the Prop 8 case tomorrow, and the DOMA case the following day—an issue which even DOMA-signatory President Clinton has endorsed overturning. And while we're perfectly confident Chief Justice Roberts will flip and side with the bench's liberals, upholding the Ninth Circuit of Appeals' decision and overturning Prop 8, getting out there and showing the world We're Over It is nevertheless urgent.
Event co-organizer and friend of the blog Patrick Connors makes the case:
[LGBT and AIDS activist] Cleve Jones gathered a few of us (me included) to beat the drums and get people to participate in the March 4 Equality rally at Harvey Milk Plaza on Monday, March 25 (a day I refer to as SCOTUS Eve) followed by a march to City Hall (for the 2,000,000th time).
I'm being a bit sarcastic, but this could very well be the LAST time any organizing has to be done against Prop 8. This is the last chapter (knock on wood) and considering that DOMA is also on the chopping block, there is history—maybe even life changing history—about to be made.So I'm encouraging EVERYONE who wants to make news to appear one last time for the photo op of all photo ops that will hopefully show the media/country/assholes of the world that many many many people are paying attention and eager to end this bullshit.
Of the 150+ sister events being held across the country, San Francisco's is set to be among the largest. And the event has been endorsed from folks all over the local political spectrum, from Chris Daly to Scott Wiener to Dennis Herrera.
So there you go, folks. End this bullshit.