Sit-In Protest at Today's Prop 8

Same-sex couples will protest at today's Calif. Supreme Court in SF.

By Bay City News
|  Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011  |  Updated 6:53 AM PDT
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Sit-In Protest at Today's Prop 8

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A same-sex couple hold hands during a sit-in protest when same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses from the San Francisco county clerk on February 14, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.

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Before oral arguments are presented to the California Supreme Court about Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage, a group of same-sex couples and allies is planning to hold a sit-in on the steps of the State Building in San Francisco this morning, organizers said.

The group said they will hold a "No Standing for Prop 8" sit-in before the 10 a.m. hearing at the State Building on 350 McAllister St. in San Francisco.

Sit-in organizer Billy Bradford with Marriage Equality USA said in a statement, "Same-sex couples and their families will once again stand up for their love and dignity by attending the hearing and staging (the sit-in) beforehand."

A panel is set to hear arguments about whether state law gives Proposition 8's sponsors the right to appeal a federal trial court ruling that found the voter-approved ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.

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