CA Proposition 8 Protests Spread

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The vote banning gay marriage in California generated protests from coast to coast this weekend.

Supporters of same-sex marriage reportedly held marches in 300 cities in the U.S. and other countries.

Taking it to the Streets

Thousands took to the streets in several cities including California, Washington DC, and Florida.

They are protesting against Proposition 8 which defines marriage between a man and a woman.

It passed Election Day by 52 percent.

Since then, several protests have been held, but this weekend was the largest coordinated effort by the homosexual community.

In Chicago, protesters called on the California Supreme Court to rule in favor of homosexuals.

"The court has not ruled yet on the disaster of last Tuesday and we're here to convince the court to vote the right way," said Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network.

Many protesters were angry with Mormons and Christians for the passage of Prop 8.


"I feel it's an issue of separation of church and state, the state should support marriage and equal rights for everybody," Prop 8 protestor Randall West said.

But Prop 8 supporter Frank Schubert said, "Cowardly acts are intended to terrorize people they mean to frighten and to intimidate the people who supported proposition 8 and those who have stood up for traditional marriage. This is the very definition of terrorism and that's what's occurring in California today."

Thirty states have already taken the step of approving constitutional amendments defining marriage between a man and a woman.

Presently gay marriage is legal only in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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