Although police barricades popped up in the Castro and the Supreme Court building last night, tomorrow's Supreme court ruling has been delayed. It seems Gavin Newsom asked to court to delay the ruling on whether or not Prop 8 is downright vile because tomorrow, May 21, coincides with the White Night riots. The White Night riots, for those of you not familiar, sparked when a laughably lenient ruling (i.e., voluntary manslaughter) was handed to Dan White for the murders of supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. So, combine the legacy and death of Harvey Milk with a Prop 8 ruling going the wrong way, and you could very well see San Francisco implode.
Anyway, if you want to be notified as to when, exactly, the court will be ready to decide on Prop 8, you can sign up for an email alert here, or an SMS alert from the National Center for Lesbian Rights here. Read more about what will and could possibly happen after the ruling here.
UPDATE: Towleroad might have gotten it wrong, or so says Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard.
Today a website posted an item that quoted a false allegation from an unnamed source: "Mayor [Gavin] Newsom reached out to the Supreme Court and asked them to hold off releasing their decision so it did not coincide with the White Night riots."
This allegation is not true. We have asked the website to correct the item immediately.
Andy or Gavin: who do you believe? Oh we kid. Newsom, of course. Because he kinda scares us. Also, the court officially announced today that they will not be handing out any ruling tomorrow. "The barricades," as Matt Baume points out, "must just be for decoration." And lovely ones at that, Matty!