Saturday, November 8, 2008

More Prop 8 Protests Planned for Today

Outraged by the passage of California's Proposition 8 -- which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry -- gays, lesbians and their supporters have taken to the streets in protest over the last few days. They've already rallied in West Hollywood, outside the Federal Building in Westwood and in front of the Mormon Temple in West Los Angeles. (Mormons contributed about 45% of the funds used to promote Prop 8, so they are an understandable target).

Today, "No On 8" protests will be happening in Silverlake near the intersection of Santa Monica and Sunset boulevards. Since it's the weekend, I imagine there will be a lot more people attending than the previous weekday rallies, which still were able to draw hundreds if not a few thousand protesters. Thus, if you're heading to Silverlake today, you might want to reconsider since traffic will be a nightmare. Unless, of course, you want to join them in protesting this un-American elimination of basic civil rights and creation of an unequal sub-class of people in our great state of California!

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