Candlelight vigils in support of the right to marry and in protest of the passage of Proposition 8 will be held throughout the peninsula and south bay on Monday, November 10, from 5:00pm-6:30pm. "Standing on the Side of Love" is the theme for these prayerful, peaceful witnesses in solidarity with same sex couples who are being denied basic civil rights through Proposition 8. Families, students, allies, people of faith, of conscience and of compassion are encouraged to attend.
Locations of vigils include Palo Alto at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero, Redwood City at El Camino and Jefferson Ave., Belmont at El Camino and Ralston Ave. (on Caltrain side of street), and San Mateo at El Camino and Fifth Ave., San Jose at S. Bascom and Hamilton Ave., San Jose in front of the Metropolitan Community Church at 65 South 7th Street. For the most up-to-date list of gathering places and links to maps see http://www.councilofchurches-scc.org.
There is no proposition that can be passed, no law that can be written, and no constitutional amendment that can be added which can ever truly deny the love and commitment between two people. We cannot be silent when the rights of anyone are eliminated. Now is the time to stand on the side of love.
Participants are invited to bring candles, rainbow flags, and banners from communities of faith if they wish.