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May 28, 2009

Prop 8 Decision in San Francisco 5/26 – Part 2

Filed under: news — Tags: , , , , , , — joshuaps @ 4:35 am

I’m back in LA now, after a 14-hour day of covering San Francisco’s reaction to the Prop 8 decision.

As most of you know, the California Supreme Court voted to uphold Prop 8; in reaction, hundreds took to the streets to protest the decision at 5 PM.


I followed the demonstrators to Yerba Buena Park, where a peaceful organized protest was planned to take place




After a while, it seemed like the Yerba Buena Park protest was dying down. So, following a tip, I high-tailed it to Castro, San Francisco’s original gay district, where people had gathered in preparation for..

…a giant street party?



When asked why it seemed like the community was celebrating the situation, an organizer responded by saying that the rally was the LGBT community’s way of showing resolve in the face of adversity. They would not allow the Prop 8 decision to suck the joy out of their lives.

It’s not over yet for these people, and I plan to keep an eye on this story as it develops.

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May 26, 2009

Prop 8 Decision in San Francisco 5/26

Filed under: news — Tags: , , , , , , — joshuaps @ 11:40 pm



The California Supreme Court’s decision to not overturn Proposition 8 was released today at 10 AM. I was in San Francisco with Eric Wolfe (ericwolfephoto.com) to cover the community’s reaction to the decision, which would ban gay marriage in California but uphold the legality of the 18,000 same-sex marriages that have already taken place here.


After the decision was announced, the action moved a couple of blocks to the Civic Center, where a sit-in was conducted to protest the decision.


After blocking traffic for 2 hours, police moved to arrest the participants of the sit-in.

Among those arrested included anti-Prop 8 members of the clergy who supported the sit-in, and three minors

More to come, protests still in progress today

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