S.F. mayor Gavin Newsom has asked the California supreme court to delay announcing its decision on proposition 8, legalizing gay marriage. Newsom is concerned that the ruling would fall on the anniversary of the White Night Riots (May 21st 1979), and could possibly demand a repeat performance if queer folks rights are trampled on once again. Newsom understands that queer anger, and anger by long oppressed folk needs to be respected. He knows San Francisco can not afford to have another 15 + police cruisers torched...but perhaps the gay community cannot afford not to torch them...it's not for me say.
I'm hoping the court does the right thing, the police cruisers will eventually have to burn regardless.