SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s announced decisions today on Proposition 8 and DOMA, San Francisco Pride issued the following statement
“SF Pride is absolutely elated at the Supreme Court’s just and timely decisions,” states Earl Plante, CEO of San Francisco Pride. “By rightly restoring the constitutional rights to civil marriage for same sex couples in California, this long awaited ruling sends a clear message to all Americans that equal protection under the law has once again triumphed over discrimination. San Francisco Pride proudly welcomes the million plus visitors from around the nation and world to San Francisco for what promises to be an epic celebration of these tremendous victories for LGBT equality.”
About the 2013 San Francisco Celebration and Parade
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade, held over the weekend of June 29 and 30. With more than 250 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and 21 community-run stages and venues, SF Pride Celebration and Parade is not only the largest annual gatherings of LGBT people and allies in the nation, second to Sydney, Australia as the largest in the world. SF Pride was recently placed on the top of the list by Bay Area Reporter readers as being on the 2013 “Best of the Gays”. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information, visit sfpride.org.