Main | Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SD Pride Calls For Civil Disobedience

Maybe I spoke too soon when I predicted scant public disruptions over this widely-expected verdict. San Diego Pride says:
"San Diego Pride and its many supporters will continue focusing on public education and coalition-building in a newly energized movement determined to achieve marriage equality for scores of same-sex couples who are unfairly denied the privilege. That means forging the most skilled individuals and groups from both inside and outside the LGBT community who are dedicated to effecting change on this issue once and for all. [snip] We encourage the use of nonviolent civil disobedience to further these causes, and we are committed to finding the most effective ways to achieve and secure full equality for all LGBT individuals."
Whatever you do folks, please do not physically endanger yourselves or others and do not damage private or public property. Rage, yes. But keep it to words and signs. Civil disobedience. Everything that may happen today, no matter how seemingly justified in the moment, will likely be filmed for use against us. Remember the styrofoam cross lady. Stay classy, San Diego.

UPDATE: The SFPD is about to commence arresting the demonstrators who are peacefully blocking Van Ness Avenue, the city's major north-south thoroughfare.

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