With the unfathomable passing of Prop 8, which denies same-sex couples from lawful marriage, opponents
have been striking back with several protests. I joined the forces on Saturday, November 15 and marched
with fellow Angeleans to fight for equality and battle bigotry.
My buddies Minh & Ted marching in the Prop 8 protest and recently "tied the knot" on Nov. 3, 2008.
Seriously, WTF Cali?
Hundreds of protesters emerge from the Metro red line at Civic Center station near City Hall. Metro authorities
let us ride for free and with every station stop, people cheered as other protesters came on board. We were stuffed
in like sardines, but well worth the trouble!
In tandem with other marches around the nation through "Join the Impact", thousands of gays, lesbians,
straights and families took to the downtown streets to show their solidarity to overturn Prop 8.
"And blacks down in the South had their own drinking fountains." I overheard this response when someone
said that gays & lesbians have civil unions. In other words, offering a separate contract is NOT equality,
especially when a marriage license is sanctioned by the state, which has a constitutional responsibility
to not discriminate against race, color, creed, religion, sex...
Despite the +90 degree heat, thousands of protesters marched together peacefully in downtown LA
before heading north through Chinatown.