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Prop. 8-related events this weekend

By Josh Richman
Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 5:47 pm in same-sex marriage.

Tuesday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, continues to resonate through this weekend.

Peace Lutheran Church (at 3201 Camino Tassajara in Danville) in partnership with the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and California Faith for Equality will host an interfaith gathering at 7 p.m. Friday as an opportunity “for GLBTQ people, friends and allies to express our collective grief and anger, and then through prayer and healing ritual begin to transform our pain to hopeful determination, re-committing ourselves to the work that lies ahead.”

Although the event isn’t about the Supreme Court ruling per se, it’s sure to be a top topic of conversation as the National Center for Lesbian Rights – which had argued on behalf of plaintiffs seeking to overturn Proposition 8 – holds a fundraiser to mark its 32nd anniversary at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. This is a costly one, with tickets ranging from $90 to $1,500; RSVP through NCLR’s Web site.

Of course, the biggest to-do this weekend will be the “Meet in the Middle 4 Equality” march and rally Saturday in Fresno, at which activists from all over the state will gather; Bay Area folks will be riding the “Equality Train” – a.k.a. Amtrak – or doing rideshares or hopping buses to get there.

If anyone knows of any other pro- or anti-Proposition 8 events this weekend, please share them in the comments section.

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  • RR

    What exactly are “Lesbian rights”?

  • John

    RR asks: What exactly are “Lesbian rights?”

    Ideally they are: (a) to be legally referred to as “Mrs. & Mrs,” giving their squeaking bed springs equal legitimacy under the law; (b) if one stays home and the other works the one who stays home can legally demand money and child support from the one who works when they legally split up; and, (c) although putting up the toilet seat is not required, it can still be cited by the one who stays home as an “irreconcilable difference,” legally justifying her right to split from the one who works while demand a shit load of money and primary child custody rights.

    There are more ‘Lesbian Rights’ but I can’t remember them all right now. I hope this helps RR.