From the way-too-late-for-our-pub-date files:
In response to Tuesday's decision by the California State Supreme
Court to uphold the ban on same-sex marriage mandated by Proposition
8, the Petaluma Youth Pride Coalition is organizing a protest and
candlelight vigil in Helen Putnam Plaza at 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 30th in downtown
Petaluma. The Coalition, previously known as the Petaluma Gay-Straight
Alliance, is calling on people to bring "signs, rainbows, candles,
matches, anything you feel will help express your point in a peaceful
and respectful manner."
Joining the Petaluma Youth Pride Coalition will be IMPACT!, a local
organization that struggles for immigrants' and workers' rights,
organizes against police violence, and works to build networks of
neighborhoods and community organizations in Sonoma County.
The Youth Pride Coalition states: "This Tuesday the California Supreme
Court voted to uphold the voters' decision to restrict marriage to
pertain only to a man and a woman. This means that the needs of the
minorities, their most basic rights, can now be usurped by the vote of
the majority. This is clearly wrong and we cannot simply stand by as
Californian citizens are denied equality and respect."
For more information, go to www.petalumayouthpride.weebly.com, or