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Activists to Descend on Sacramento for Lobby Day

Gay Rights
Activists to Descend on Sacramento for Lobby Day

Two weeks before the California Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments questioning the validity of Prop. 8, gay rights activists travel to Sacramento for Lobby Day.

In just two weeks, the California Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments regarding the validity of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage throughout the state when it passed at the polls last November.

But gay rights activists are wasting no time making their way to Sacramento to be heard. Tomorrow, thousands of marriage equality supporters are expected to descend on the caption and make their voices heard.

Dubbed by organizers as "lobby day," their goal is to win the support of lawmakers for a resolution opposing the validity of Prop. 8. The resolution states that the Legislature "opposes Proposition 8 because it is an improper revision, not an amendment, of the California Constitution."

It's one of many arguments the Supreme Court will hear in a bid to overturn Prop. 8.

Both houses are expected to hear the resolution Tuesday. It was written by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno, both San Francisco Democrats.

Equality California is a major sponsor of lobby day. Support groups have been set up on social networking sites like Facebook, organizing carpools and volunteer groups to travel to Sacramento. (

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