Advocates across the U.S. gather to celebrate Prop 8 victory: Celebration event listings

Advocates and allies across the country will gather this evening to celebrate today’s U.S. District Court ruling in support of marriage for all loving and committed couples.

(To read GLAAD’s full statement on today’s historic decision, click here).

Marriage Equality USA has compiled a list of events happening across coasts. Take a look below and join local community members in your area to celebrate this important step on the road to full equality!

Phoenix, AZ
What: H.E.R.O.'s Prop 8 Rally/Celebration at AZ Federal Court House
Where: In front of the Federal Courthouse at 401 W. Washington Street (Washington Street and 5th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ 85003
When: 6:00 PM Mountain, Tuesday, February 7

Bakersfield, CA
What: Community rally
Where: Outback Steakhouse corner, 5051 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, California 9330
When: 5:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Whitney Weddell (661) 204-3180

Contra Costa County, CA
What: Community gathering at the Rainbow Community Center
Where: Rainbow Community Center, 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94519
When: 6:00–7:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Leslie Stewart (925) 765-6064

Fresno, CA
What: Community Rally
Where: Corner of N. Blackstone Avenue and E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726
When: 5:00-7:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Jaymi Morgan (559) 704-7683

Inland Empire, CA
What: Day of Decision Rally: Prop 8 on Trial Public Event
Where: Corner of Foothill Blvd. and Day Creek Blvd. (near Victoria Gardens off of I-15), Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
When: 6:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7th

Los Angeles, CA
Downtown evening
What: Community gathering; attending will be Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, AFER Founding Board Members Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner, Courage Campaign, Equality California, Equal Roots Coalition, FAIR, Freedom to Marry, Jordan/Rustin Coalition, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Latino Equality Alliance, Marriage Equality USA and others.
Where: Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: 5:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Jane Wishon (310) 993-2307

West Hollywood evening
What: Community Rally, then a march down Santa Monica Blvd.
Where: West Hollywood Park on N. Robertson Blvd. (next to the Abbey Bar), West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 6:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Tristan Blaine (805) 657-4150

Orange County, CA
What: OC Day of Decision 3 Rally
Where: Harvey Milk Plaza (French Street and E. 4th Street), Santa Ana, CA 92701
When: 6:30 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Mel Distel (714) 362-7523

Sacramento, CA
What: Community gathering
Where: Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, 1927 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
When: 5:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Julie Tindall (916) 293-1715, Ken Pierce (916) 718-3464. Shara Murphy (925) 584-1851

San Diego, CA
What: Street Rally, then proceed to Community Center Rally
Where: Meet at 6th Avenue and University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Then proceed to the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103.
When: 6:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Fernando Lopez (619) 861-7939

San Francisco
Community Event
What: Community Celebration Rally with music and speakers.
Where: SFLGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, 2nd floor Ceremonial Room, San Francisco, CA 94102
When: 5:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contacts: Rev. Kelly Rivera Hart (415) 260-5704 and Billy Bradford (415) 716-6315

AFER Press Conference
What: AFER press conference; speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson; AFER Board President Chad Griffin; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo; Dominick Zarrillo; and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Where: The Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange, 465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104.
When: 5:00 PM Pacific Tuesday, February 7
Webcast: AFER will air a live webcast of their press conference:

Santa Barbara, CA
What: Community gathering to respond to the 9th Circuit's ruling on the fate of marriage equality in California! Come and be part of the conversation.
Where: Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
When: 6:30 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Meredith Munn 413-834-3234

Santa Clara County, CA
What: Community rally gathering to respond to the decision, and to re-dedicate our resolve to achieve full equality nationwide.
Where: Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
When: 6:00–7:00 PM Pacific, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Lisa Liu 408-741-4824

New York City
What: Prop 8 Ruling Community Rally and Celebration
Where: Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, NYC 10014-3530
When: 6:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, February 7
Contact: Brian Silva (562) 897-6677

Founded in 2001, Marriage Equality USA is a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally-recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation. For more information go to