Prop 8 Ruling Expected; Rallies and Gatherings Set Across the Nation

Organizers around the country are planning rallies in anticipation of today’s ruling in the historic Perry v. Schwarzenegger case challenging California’s Proposition 8 in federal court.  This is a partial list of those rallies, from journalist Rex Wockner. All times are local. Rex will be providing updates on his blog throughout the day, and we'll update our list as new information becomes available. Major cities in California: LOS ANGELES: 6 p.m. | West Hollywood Park | 647 N. San Vicente (There will also be a gathering on Olvera St at 8 p.m.) SAN DIEGO: March: 6 p.m. @ 6th & University | Rally: 7 p.m. @ LGBT Community Center | 3909 Centre St SAN FRANCISCO: 5 p.m. | Castro & Market | March to City Hall | Rally: 6:45 p.m. SACRAMENTO: 6 p.m. | Party | K & 21st | (NOTE: If Judge Vaughn Walker  rules against marriage equality, there will be a march to the Capitol) SAN JOSE: 6 p.m. | Billy DeFrank Center | 983 the Alameda LONG BEACH: 6 p.m. | Bixby Park | Junipero & Cherry @ Broadway Other cities in California: BAKERSFIELD: 5 p.m | Outback Steakhouse | Stockdale Hwy & Village Lane CONCORD: 6 p.m. | Todos Santos Plaza | Willow Pass & Grant FRESNO: 7:30 p.m. | City Hall INLAND EMPIRE (Rancho Cucamonga): 6 p.m. | Day Creek Blvd & Foothill Blvd MARTINEZ: 6 p.m. | County Clerk | 822 Main St MOUNTAIN VIEW: 6 p.m. | Caltrain Station & City Hall | 500 Castro St NAPA: 6 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Park ORANGE COUNTY (Santa Ana): 7 p.m. | Sasscer Park | 4th & Ross PALM SPRINGS: 7 p.m. | Courthouse | 3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way PITTSBURG: 7 p.m. | Community Presbyterian Church PORTERVILLE: 5 p.m. | SaveMart | Henderson & Port RICHMOND: 6 p.m. | City Hall | 450 Civic Center Plaza SAN LUIS OBISPO: 5:30 p.m. | Mission Plaza Amphitheater SAN MATEO: 6 p.m. | 5th & El Camino Real SANTA BARBARA: 7 p.m. | Jill's Place | 632 Santa Barbara St SANTA ROSA: 7:30 p.m. | City Hall | 100 Santa Rosa Ave UKIAH: 6 p.m. | Alex Thomas Plaza | 295 S. State St VALLEJO: 5:30 p.m. | Ferry Terminal | Mare Island Way & Georgia St WALNUT CREEK: 6 p.m. | City Hall | 1666 N. Main St Around the Country: ANCHORAGE, AK: 5:30 p.m. | City Hall ATLANTA, GA: 6 p.m. | 10th & Piedmont AUSTIN, TX: 5:30 p.m. | City Hall BOSTON, MA: 6 p.m. | Copley Square @ Copley T stop on Boylston St BOULDER, CO: 6:30 p.m. | Pride House | 2132 14th St CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL: 7 p.m. | Green & Wright CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA: 6 p.m. | City Hall | Free Speech Wall on the Downtown Mall side CHICAGO, IL: 6 p.m. | Daley Plaza CLEVELAND, OH: 5 p.m. | Bounce/Union Station DALLAS, TX: 6 p.m. | Legacy of Love Monument | Cedar Springs Road & Oak Lawn DENTON, TX (SATURDAY): 5 p.m. | Courthouse Square DENVER, CO: 6 p.m. | Capitol | Lincoln between Colfax & 14th EUREKA SPRINGS, AR: 6:30 p.m. | 19 1/2 Spring St HOUSTON, TX: 6 p.m. | City Hall MADISON, WI: 5 p.m. | Johnson & State NEW YORK CITY, NY: 7 p.m. | New York City Supreme Court | 60 Centre St PHOENIX, AZ: 5:30 p.m. | Cesar Chavez Plaza @ City Hall | March @ 6 p.m. to federal courthouse PROVIDENCE, RI: 6:30 p.m. | federal courthouse | 1 Exchange St ROCHESTER, NY: 5 p.m. | Liberty Pole SALT LAKE CITY: 8 p.m. | Capitol SAN ANTONIO, TX: 6:30 p.m. | City Hall TULSA, OK: 7 p.m. | 621 E 4th St WASHINGTON, DC: 6 p.m. | Bravo Bravo Restaurant | 1001 Connecticut Ave NW | (NOTE: If Judge Vaughn Walker  rules against marriage equality, there will be a protest at Judiciary Square on E St between 4th and 5th NW, and, according to some reports, a march to the White House) See this post for more information about the case, or go here to find out how to have the decision sent to your mobile device as soon as it’s announced.