Feeling as hopeful as young love, gay marriage supporters descended on City Hall yesterday evening after the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.
Based on what we saw, people were feeling proud and gay (as in happy) about the future of same-sex marriage. The justices are expected to make a ruling sometime in June -- just in time for San Francisco gay pride.
Until then, expect to see a lot of this kind of stuff:
Last week, we informed readers about the annual Cupid's Undie run, which took place in the Marina over the weekend. It's exactly what it sounds like -- a bunch of fun-loving folks running in their underwear for charity (we think they were sober).
Of course, plenty of you opted out of this panty party, probably to donate to your own personal charity, whether it be nursing a hangover or catching up on sleep. In any event, don't fret; we grabbed some memorable images of this boxer brouhaha.
You can't say we didn't warn you that there would be a ton of dicks out this weekend in the Castro. A legion of pro-public nudists hung out (literally) on the Jane Warner Plaza Saturday to protest Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposed ban on being naked in public. Did you see them?
If you had other plans that didn't take you to the Castro on Saturday, well, here's what you missed:
So what if you couldn't afford the $20,000 it cost to see President Obama speak in San Francisco yesterday? We have photos!
Per usual, the President drew lovers, haters, and pot smokers alike after touching down in our fair city yesterday morning. We got a few snapshots of the President making his passionate speech (which also touched on Big Bird, Elmo et al) and we got even more pictures of those folks who had a thing or two to say to Obama:
Yesterday, more than 500 Occupiers took to the streets to celebrate the anti-bank Movement's first birthday. For those of you who couldn't skip work to celebrate with protesters on this special day, here's what you missed in the Financial District (it was a tamer version of OccupySF 2011).
Well, we thought 4/20 was supposed to be a holiday about consuming all things marijuana. But alas, in this tense time of heated debate over pot clubs, it wasn't too surprising that we came across anti-pot people on the high holiday killing everyone's buzz.
At least the weather was amazing.
Pot smokers across the Bay Area were outraged when they caught wind that the feds were raiding Oaksterdam University, the well-respected cannabis training facility in downtown Oakland. The feds, which included DEA agent and IRS officials, remained tight-lipped about what the hell they were doing there, only saying that things were "sealed."
Needless to say, the early-morning raid gave the medical marijuana community another damn good reason to protest Obama and his administration. Here's a snapshot of the downtown scene. Incidentally, you could smell the scent of pot wafting in the air during the morning protest.
After reading the good -- no, great! -- news yesterday morning that a federal appeals court ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional, same-sex couples and supporters flooded the LGBT Center on Market and Octavia to celebrate the court's decision that "Prop. 8 serves no purpose."
Take a look at these happy faces:
Unless you were a protester or a cop, most Oaklanders stayed far away from downtown this weekend, where chaos erupted, ending with hundreds of arrests, pissed-off business-owners, and a very trashed downtown.
For those of you who decided to skip town for the day, SF Weekly's Kate Conger was at the midday march, and here's a snapshot of the scene.
We've been giving you a blow-by-blow of this Occupy Wall Street West's antics through the day, as hundreds of protesters gathered in the city's Financial District, attempting to disable the banks.
They had predicted this to be the biggest street demonstration since the anti-war protests in 2003, and while they were wrong about that, it was still a semi-productive event -- at the very least, entertaining.
For those of you holed up in your office all day, here is what you missed downtown: