Gay Marriage Decision Expected Soon

Preliminary plans for protests and celebrations already put together

A ruling on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the statewide ballot measure that bans same-sex marriages, is expected as early as next week.  The ruling could have come as early as tomorrow, but the court announced Wednesday that it will not rule Thursday.

There are only three days left when they can rule.  That means it will happen next Tuesday, next Thursday or Monday June 1.

The decision has to be handed down by  June 1.

On Tuesday evening, barricades were put up around the Supreme Court building in San Francisco and that lead to speculation that the ruling was immanent.

Organizers for both sides say they will be sending out emails and text messages the instant a decision is made public.

Plans are already in place for protests or celebrations, depending on the outcome and the organization.

Thirty years ago tomorrow also happens to be the anniversary of the White Night Riots in San Francisco when anger over Supervisor Harvey Milk's assassination was vented on city streets.

The news should break around 10 a.m. on the day of the ruling.

Supporters of same-sex marriage will hold a rally and march at San Francisco City Hall at 5 p.m. regardless of the outcome. Photo by Flickr users JoeandKelly.

Jackson West hopes same-sex marriage advocates don't have to go to Fresno for a planned organizing meeting in the wake of the ruling.

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