After much speculation this week, the California State Supreme Court will announce its official decision on Prop 8, the gay marriage ban, on Tuesday, May 26

Here's what will go down the day before the ruling is announced:

  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Interfaith Prayer service at Grace Cathedral (1100 California St). Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, all are welcome.

Here's what will happen the day of the ruling is announced, which seems to involve an inordinate amount of praying:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.: Service/Blessing at St. Francis Lutheran Church (152 Church St, across from Safeway).
  • 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.: March from Saint Francis to Civic Center Plaza.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: California Supreme Court steps (400 McAllister Street) "Everyone is invited to stand with us on the steps to receive the ruling. If you are a couple that married, or wanted to marry and will speak to media, please email your name, contact information, phone number and story to [email protected] Please bring your families and allies with you."
  • 10:30 a.m.: Circle of Care at Civic Center Plaza. If, in fact, the prop 8 is upheld, Bay Area clergy and congregants will "engage in nonviolent civil disobedience immediately after receiving the ruling" Visit for more details.

We're sure there will be more, um, events going on that day, ones that don't involve prayer. We'll keep you up to date on those events as they trickle in.

Volunteers are needed for San Francisco's Day of Decision. Want to help? Then, please contact volunteer coordinator Dolores at [email protected] They need assistance with peacekeepers, handing out stickers, postcards, and more.

For more information on the Day of Decision, please check out the official Facebook page. And be sure to visit for comprehensive coverage about civil marriage equality in California.