March 4th - Eve of Justice

posted Feb 27, 2009, 4:23 PM by Carlos Raul

Wednesday, March 4 is the day before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the validity of Prop 8. That evening, we’ll stand together and send a unified message to our fellow Californians, including the Supreme Court Justices, that individual liberties like the right to marry are guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone and cannot be stripped away at the ballot box by a bare majority. Just as important, we will give our love and support to all the families headed by same-sex couples who are threatened by the recent electoral outcome, as well as same-sex couples whose hopes and dreams of marriage and family have been frustrated by enactment of Prop 8.

The evening will begin with a legal update from one of the attorneys who will argue against Prop 8 before the Justices of the Supreme Court the following morning. We will entrust them with our prayers for equal rights which they can convey to the rest of our legal team.

After that, musical performers will entertain us, civic and faith leaders will inspire us, and loving couples renewing their vows will move us.

Finally, as dusk turns into night, the one thousand Californians at “Eve of Justice” (and thousands of others at similar events across the state) will illuminate the dark with candlelight and pledge together to reaffirm our dedication to equality and justice for all.

Eve of Justice: Lighting The Way For The Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 4th - 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Olvera Street, Downtown LA

(South of Cesar Chavez Ave, between N. Main St and N Alameda St) [map]

2 blocks West of Union Station, providing easy Metro access from Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, East LA and Long Beach

To join the event go to Los Angeles Facebook Event

To read the parties' filings and the dozens of amicus 'friend of the court' briefs filed on behalf of Civil Rights Organizations, Bar Associations, Academics, Women's Groups, Faith and Religious Groups, and many others go to

Sponsors of Eve of Justice

Marriage Equality USA Human Rights Campaign EQCA Join The Impact The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Courage Campaign California Faith for Equality Progressive Jewish Alliance Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry, California
Love, Honor, Cherish Barbara Jordan / Bayard Rustin Coalition White Knot Equal Roots API Equality-LA Equality Network
somos familias' Roots of Equality Gays United Network Postcards to the President Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles FAIR

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