Wednesday, May 20, 2009

If Prop 8 Decision Comes Tomorrow, It Will Fall on 30th Anniversary of White Night Riots

If in fact the CA Supreme Court does rule on Prop 8 this Thursday, it will fall on the 30th Anniversary of the White Night Riots, which was sparked by a court decision giving San Francisco assemblyman Dan White the most lenient sentence of voluntary manslaughter for killing Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

The riots in San Francisco happened on the May 21, 1979, and continued onto May 22nd, Milk's birthday.

Dozens of arrests were made.


  1. Harvey Milk's birthday was May 22, not the 21st. The rioting began on the night of the verdict and then continued the next night, on Harvey's birthday.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out. I misread that from earlier. Corrected.

  3. Here is the Supreme Court website so you can monitor when the announcement will happen: