top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Nov 6 2008 (Updated 11/12/08)
Protests Continue Against Proposition 8
Thu Nov 6 2008 (Updated 11/12/08)
Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Over
On November 4th, California voters passed Proposition 8 with 52.3% in favor and 47.7% opposed (see map of results ). The proposition amended the state constitution to specify that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Voters also passed gay marriage bans in Arizona and Florida.

On November 5th, over 2,000 people gathered in a candle light vigil at San Francisco's City Hall to protest Prop 8's passage (photos from SFist).

On November 6th, thousands took to the streets in Los Angeles. Protesters marched to the Mormon temple on Santa Monica Boulevard in Westwood to protest its support for Prop 8.
LA Indymedia Coverage: imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | imc_audio.gifAudio | imc_video.gifVideo | SFBG Coverage

On Friday November 7th in San Francisco, thousands gathered at 5:30pm in UN Plaza for a No On 8 rally. Crowds filled Market St. for blocks as tens of thousands moved up into the Castro and then down 18th to end in Dolores Park.
imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | imc_video.gifVideo | Announcement | Protest Prop 8 on Market Street this Friday | Protest 8
There was also a large protest in Salt Lake City on Friday to protest to LDS church's role in helping Prop 8 to pass.

On Saturday November 8th, thousands took to the streets of San Diego to protest Prop 8. imc_photo.gifPhotos
In Los Angeles, tens of thousands again took to the street. The protest started in Silver Lake.
imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | imc_video.gifVideo
There were also protests in Sacramento and Modesto (corporate coverage).

On Sunday November 9th, protesters took to the streets of San Jose. imc_photo.gifPhotos
There was also a protest in Oakland. More than 1000 people demonstrated at the Mormon Temple in the Oakland Hills. Police closed freeway exits and the streets near the temple as angry protesters lined the sidewalks outside the temple.
imc_photo.gifPhotos | Annoucement

On Monday November 10th, there was a protest in Palo Alto at the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real.
imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

While Proposition 8 passed, it passed by a much smaller margin than Proposition 22 did in 2000. Proposition 22, the "Knight initiative" , was adopted by a vote of 61.4% to 38%.
County by County Comparison Between Prop 8 and Prop 22 | Wikipedia: Same-sex marriage in California

Lambda Legal Defense, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) have urged the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8 if it passes. The groups argue that Prop. 8 is invalid because it improperly attempts to undo the constitution's core commitment to equality and deprives the courts of their essential role of protecting the rights of minorities. According to the California Constitution, such a radical change in the way the courts and state government work cannot be decided by a simple ballot measure. The legal groups filed the writ petition on behalf of Equality California and six same-sex couples.

The California Constitution sets out two ways to alter the document that sets the most basic rules about how state government works. Through the initiative process, voters can make relatively small changes to the constitution. But any measure that would change the underlying principles of the constitution must first be approved by the legislature before being submitted to the voters.

What Next: Lambda & ACLU File Lawsuit to Toss Prop 8 | imc_audio.gifDN: Gearing for Challenge to California Gay Marriage Ban | Prop. 8 Opinion: Let's Just Ban Marriage Altogether | The Right Wing’s Booby Prize | Obama Signals Hope for Same-Sex Binational Couples

Critique Of Movement: Resisting the Racist Blame Game Post Prop 8 | Pointing fingers at Prop 2 will not help us repeal Prop 8 | Newsom Biggest Loser, a Dire Need for Reform and the Chronicle’s Cluelessness

What The Results Mean: imc_audio.gifDN: California's Prop 8 Approval Likely | Setback for Same-Sex Binational Couples | Gays in the Age of Obama - It's Their Party and They'll Cry if They Want to | An open letter to those conflicted

No On Prop 8 | Protect Marriage Equality Blog | Equality California | Lambda Legal Defense

Indybay's Pre-Election Coverage Of Proposition 8
09/22/16 Freedom Sleepers Still Advocating for Public Safe Sleep Zones at Community Sleepouts Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/22/16 Washington Farmworkers Ratify Union, Farmworkers in Mexico Continue Driscoll's Boycott Front Page | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/22/16 San Ardo Field is Most Carbon-Intensive Large Oilfield in California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/22/16 Course Examining Palestine through Lens of Settler Colonialism Nearly Censored Front Page | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | Palestine09/21/16 Media Exposure Leads to Largest Number of Area Police Criminally Charged in Recent History Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Womyn | East Bay | Government & Elections09/15/16 Prison Labor Profiteers Targeted in Oakland in Solidarity with Nationwide Work Stoppage Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | U.S.09/15/16 Stop Urban Shield Coalition Seeks End to Military Weapons Expo and SWAT Police Training Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Anti-War | East Bay | U.S.09/10/16 Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Temporarily Halted by Obama Administration Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Central Valley | Peninsula | North Coast | California | U.S. | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/05/16 Water Protectors Call for Additional Supporters, Global Solidarity Actions September 3-17 Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Central Valley | San Francisco | U.S.09/05/16 Report Finds Palestinian Students Were Singled Out for Discipline by University Front Page | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco | Palestine09/05/16 Monterey County Fracking Ban Proponents to Host Rally and Grand Opening of New HQ Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: California | San Francisco | Government & Elections | LGBTI / Queer | Front Page
What was behind the suspension of a UC Berkeley Course on Palestine? via Palestine Legal (1 comment) Monday Sep 26th 4:35 PM
Beyond Occupy - Five Years Hence Occupy Oakland Monday Sep 26th 10:59 AM
Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center Boycott Driscoll's San Quintín Sindja Saturday Sep 24th 10:25 PM
Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution via Californians for Pesticide Reform Saturday Sep 24th 12:07 PM
10/24 Voter Reg Deadline; 10/10 Starts Vote by Mail, Voter Guides for Cal & SF Now Online Register Peace & Freedom or Green (1 comment) Saturday Sep 24th 5:26 AM
ACLU Stands with Standing Rock ACLU of Northern California Friday Sep 23rd 11:39 PM
Interrupting Surveillance in the Bay Area and Beyond Tracy Rosenberg Friday Sep 23rd 10:47 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken Presidio Sentinel (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 20th 4:54 AM
College seeks input form Native American community Corina Roberts Friday Sep 16th 4:58 PM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? Lynda Carson (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Sea Life From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change Center for Biological Diversity Thursday Sep 8th 4:49 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
Lawsuit Launched Over California Cities' Killing of Threatened Santa Ana Suckers Center for Biological Diversity Monday Aug 22nd 4:29 PM
Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial Labor Video Project (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 9th 9:56 PM
Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Aug 3rd 3:37 PM
Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses Labor Video Project (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 2nd 7:55 AM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Take Torture Off the Table Curt Wechsler Wednesday Sep 28th 10:49 PM
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Birthday Celebration ~ Sacramento, CA Robert Vinson Saturday Aug 13th 12:11 PM
Justin Vineyards criticized for clear-cutting oaks Skye Ravy, Paso Robles Daily News (2 comments) Saturday Jun 11th 4:06 PM
6/7/16 End of Act 1 of Staged Presidential Election Register Peace & Freedom or Green Wednesday Jun 8th 6:48 AM
US Encirclement of Russia Accelerates; 5/23/16 Voter Reg Deadline for 6/7/16 Election Register Peace & Freedom or Green Wednesday May 18th 9:10 PM
Men with "gender identity" problems are not safe for women & girls AKA (1 comment) Wednesday May 18th 12:59 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]