More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Perry vs. Schwarzenegger News Roundup: The Day After
In a landmark decision, Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday ruled that California's Proposition 8 ban on marriage equality violates the United States Constitution. (Read the full decision here.) There were lots of parties last night, several major players have weighed in on the ruling, and many have already started looking at what's on the horizon for this historic case
Associated Press reports the Mormon Church "regrets" Judge Walker's decision.
California Senate candidates Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina disagree about the ruling.
The White House tells The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld that Proposition 8 was "divisive and discriminatory."
Meanwhile, John Aravosis is asking gay rights suppoters to sign an open letter, urging President Obama to support marriage equality.
And of course, the parties! ABC7 went to the celebration in San Francisco's Castro District.
GLAAD's own Adam Bass was at the rally that took place in West Hollywood Park, which included Dustin Lance Black and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as well as the legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies. Karen Ocamb has a slide show of the event.
Rex Wockner has videos from the celebration in San Diego, which included Mayor Jerry Sanders.
You can read some of the early reports after Judge Walker's decision here, and you can read GLAAD's statement supporting the ruling here. Check in throughout the days ahead to keep an eye on how the media is covering this historic story.