SAN DIEGO -- A coalition of community groups is planning a local response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on two marriage equality cases which are expected to be handed down sometime this month.
While the exact date(s) that the court will issue its rulings is unknown, a response is being planned - whichever way the court rules. The next possible date to hear from the high court is Monday, June 10.
Many community members are waiting eagerly for the high court to rule on the two cases it heard earlier this year that focus on the legality of California's Proposition 8 and the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The court needs to issue its rulings before its goes into recess on June 24, but the date decisions will be handed down is usually not known until the day before the court will rule.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center along with other community organizational partners and allies plan to gather to acknowledge these historic decisions as they come. Community members are encouraged to be prepared to mobilize and join in the response the day the decisions are announced, with a rally or celebratory opportunities depending on the decision.
Participating organizations include: The Center, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Activist San Diego, Alliance San Diego, Canvass for a Cause, San Diego Democrats for Equality, Greater San Diego Business Association, Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego, S.A.M.E., San Diego Pride, and San Diego Remembers.
Also, the North San Diego County community will plan a response in Oceanside, at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center. Community members there will also gather on the day of decision at 6 pm.
In San Diego, community members will gather at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest.
More information is HERE and community members should check back for additional details when the decisions are handed down.