Today marks a historic day for equality and humanity with the overturning of Prop. 8 and defeat of DOMA. Hundreds of people gathered at Civic Center to celebrate this triumph in society.
The city of San Francisco can breathe a collective sigh of relief this afternoon. After a months-long, ugly duel over Prop. 8, the District Court Judge Vaughn Walker (a gay man himself) ruled the measure unconstitutional under due-process and equal protection clauses.
Karl Rove has said publicly that “gay marriage is the gift that keeps on giving.” The thought being that even couch potato homophobes would put down the Coors and waddle over to the voting booth to vote against gay marriage and while they’re at it, for George Bush. And many thought why oh why couldn't Gavin have waited a few more months before “shoving America's face” in gay wedding photos.
The story of Harvey Milk, who rose to prominence in San Francisco first as an outspoken community activist and later as a member of the city’s Board of Supervisors, has long tantalized directors eager to capture his odyssey on the big screen.