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Tuesday: Ninth Circuit ruling on Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8

Big news – and a lot to digest, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling on the Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. tomorrow, Feb. 7 by 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. ET.

For a great primer on the case — its background and what has legally transpired so far, click over to MetroWeekly’s “Guide to Understanding What’s Happening” by Chris Geidner.

There will be a couple of press conferences held in the wake of the ruling by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sponsors of the fed constitutional challenge to Prop 8.

You can read the Ninth Circuit’s Advance Notice of Opinion Filing here. Journalist Karen Ocamb reports that West Hollywood Park will be a staging area for a rally in response to the ruling:

After hearing from speakers, participants will march down Santa Monica Blvd demanding equal rights now. West Hollywood Park is located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard in WeHo; the gathering starts at 5:30 next to the Abbey. The march begins at 6:00 and is expected to run until 9:00p. Parking is available in the structure next to the WeHo Library on San Vincente, just north of Melrose.

The rally and march are sponsored by: Love Honor Cherish, City of West Hollywood, NoH8, Marriage Equality USA, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Lambda Legal, California Faith for Equality, Stonewall Democratic Club, Log Cabin Republicans of Los Angeles, GetEQUAL, Hollywood NOW (National Organization for Women), Christopher Street West, Ecumenical Catholic Church of Riverside, GLIvyN, MarriageTrial.com, Equal Roots Coalition, and others.

The anti-gays will make their presence known as well; Catholics for a Common Good will be there.

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