We know, today’s been a bit one-note, and we’re sorry about that — but it’s a really important note, so we hope you’ll excuse this one-day foray into earnest newsgathering. We assure you it won’t happen every day.

But, before we go back to our regular schedule of writing whatever silly thing we feel like, we wanted to remind you of the marriage equality events happening later tonight, as well as give you the rundown of our coverage today. So, here you go:

5-6: Pre-March Rally at SF City Hall (speakers include Terry Stewart, Kate Kendell and others)

6-7: March to MLK Memorial at Yerba Buena Gardens (4th and Mission, next to Metreon). Live updates here.

7-8:30: Post-March Gathering at Yerba Buena Gardens

Chris Roberts, Rita, Matt, and I will be out there, so if you see us, say howdy.

And here’s what we wrote about, today:

Chris Roberts and I got things started first thing this morning here, and kept updating as the Van Ness protests began. Man, seems like a lifetime ago.

Shea O’Neill caught the march to Civic Center and kept on top of things until about 11.

Katie Baker got started with the decision, itself, and stayed with the Van Ness-area civil actions until they wound down.

Real, live lawyer Rita Hao explains the court’s ruling to you in two parts. Here’s part one, and two.

Photo galleries by Appeal photographer Darryl Bush and reporter Chris Roberts give you a good taste of the scene.

And, already, check out the video responses from some marriage equality groups.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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