Judge Walker will issue Prop. 8 decision tomorrow

UPDATE: Various sources are reporting the decision will be issued between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM Pacific time.
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Tomorrow will be a big news day for everyone who cares about equality. Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will be issuing his decision in the Prop. 8 case. Via the American Foundation for Equal Rights:

The federal court announced today that it will release its decision in the American Foundation for Equal Right’s landmark case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, on Wednesday. Text “EQUAL” to 69866 to get a text message with the official decision on your mobile phone the moment the court releases its decision, or sign-up for an email alert at equalrightsfoundation.org. Join AFER on its Web site to watch a live press conference with our plaintiffs and co-counsels Ted Olson and David Boies following the release of the decision.

And, from the San Francisco Chronicle:

A federal judge in San Francisco will rule Wednesday on the right of same-sex couples to marry in California, court officials announced today.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will decide whether Proposition 8, the November 2008 initiative that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman, violated gays’ and lesbians’ right of equality under the U.S. Constitution.

We’ll be waiting, watching and writing.


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