Opponents of Prop 8 to rally in Concord, Martinez, Walnut Creek

Virginia Thomas, President of Concord’s Downtown Business Association, offers this news concerning rallies against Prop 8 in Concord, Martinez, and Walnut Creek this evening. A Federal Court ruling on Prop-8 will be announced sometime between 1pm-3pm today.

Today, a Federal court will rule whether or not Proposition-8, which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, violated gays’ and lesbians’ right of equality under the U.S. Constitution.

After the announcement by the court, opponents plan to rally in Concord, Walnut Creek & Martinez. They will hold the rally whether or not the court rules in their favor.

The Concord rally will be held at 6pm in Todos Santos Plaza, the rally in Walnut Creek will be at City Hall and the Martinez gathering will be at the County Clerk’s Office at 555 Escobar Street

The ruling on prop-8 will be announced sometime between 1pm-3pm today.

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  1. rootvg says

    We’re rapidly reaching a point in California where there is, in fact, no established rule of law. The judges all have agendas and make things up as they go along to satisfy the most vocal constituency, and in northern California that’s the gay lobby. Official Sacramento votes for pet programs and for their social spending and deliberates on the state Pet Rock while productive people sit unemployed.

    If the US Supreme Court makes “shall issue” concealed carry the law of the land, look for widely available common calibers such as 9MM, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .380 to become very expensive and more difficult to obtain. Forty five is already getting hard to find because people are hoarding.

    If John Boehner becomes Speaker in January, northern Cal will take it heavy in the shorts. There will be a drawdown in expenditures that we have seen in many decades, possibly ever. This region seems to live off governmental largesse and the changes WILL be felt here. For some, it’ll change lives forever.

  2. says

    Marriage relates to a contract dealing with family liabilities and assets. Additionally a community wanted to recognize relationships. So you can take either the social or the economic basis for government involvement.

  3. Michael Fernandez says

    Serious question: Can someone explain to me the historical background of the reason why the government is in the business of matrimony anyway?