Monday, June 27, 2011
Equality Nine Vow To Keep Fighting
JUNE 27 BY ERIK ANDERSON
SAN DIEGO The court case began when the nine people showed up for marriage appointments at the county clerk's office late last summer. Several same sex couples made appointments after Proposition 8 was overturned by a federal judge. But the decision was put on hold before their appointments happened. They decided to show up anyway and refused to leave when police told them to. The group didn't get the charges dropped yesterday.
"I intend to fight the charges all the way," said Cecile Veillard. "I think we had the right to be there. I think we should not have been arrested. I think we should not have been removed. And I think we shouldn't even be on trial."
Velliard's attorney said the arrests violated free speech rights and that's how the arrests will be challenged in court.