gay_marriage_caps110.thumbnail.jpgThe Supreme Court of California announced today that they will release their ruling on the validity of Prop 8 on Tuesday May 26. Oral arguments were made in March and in the ensuing months we’ve seen some great precedents set in Iowa, Maine and Vermont.

Plans are in place for Day of Decision marches across the state and throughout the U.S. In Los Angeles

at 10:30 a.m. — approximately a half-hour after the expected posting of the ruling — attorneys for plaintiff couples and community leaders will hold a news conference to discuss the ruling and what it means for California’s same-sex couples and their families, communities of color, and the future of LGBT rights in California. Clergy members will deliver an invocation at 9:45 a.m., shortly before the ruling is announced.

Speakers will include City Attorney Rocky Delgadio, Ron Buckmire from the Jordan Rustin Coalition,  Rev. Eric Lee (President/CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California), MALDEF Western Regional Attorney Nancy Ramirez,  API’s Doreena Wong,  Marc Rosenbaum fomr the ACLU, Lorri L. Jean from the  Gay and Lesbian Center,  and Jorge Amaro of the Latino Equality Alliance  and  Jenny Pizer, Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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