Prop 8 ruled Unconstitutional, rallies planned for tonight. Appeals to follow.

The LA Times is reporting that Judge Walker has ruled that Prop 8 which sought to remove the right to marry same sex couples was unconstitutional.  In his words regarding the trial “…Proposition 8 ‘fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples…'”

Appeals are anticipated but it is interesting to note that the pro-8 folks felt the ruling would be against their interests and filed a motion to prevent the contents of the ruling from being released.  They lost that motion and now the judges ruling will be used as a basis in coming appeals that may end in the Federal Supreme Court.

Rallies are planned tonight across the metro area and country for that matter.  Our local ones:

West Hollywood: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
Recommended Entrance on San Vicente Blvd
Parking:Pacific Design Center – 8687 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles: downtown at Olvera Street at 8:00pm
Rancho Cucamonga: 8/4, Rally After Prop 8 Decision Announced, Day Creek/Foothill Blvd, 11 PM.
These locations were as of last night.  If you know of any additional locations or changes in time please drop a note in the comments.

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