Hundreds of supporters of marriage equality gather late Monday afternoon at the Federal Courthouse downtown, cheering speakers who oppose California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The lesbian cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be among the invited guests at Tuesday’s historic hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Attorneys and plaintiffs in the historical legal challenge against California’s Proposition 8, the state law that took away marriage equality in the Golden State, are brimming with supreme confidence ahead of the oral hearing on Tuesday morning at the nation’s highest court.
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked’s performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour.
The high court granted the request by U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to allow the Obama Administration 10 minutes to make its case on why the federal government believes the Prop 8 is unconstitutional.
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality are making plans for large rallies in Washington, D.C., during the week that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).