$56.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
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: Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Audio | Video | 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.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Video | 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. Photos
In Los Angeles, tens of thousands again took to the street. The protest started in Silver Lake.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Video
There were also protests in Sacramento and Modesto (corporate coverage).
On Sunday November 9th, protesters took to the streets of San Jose. Photos
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.
Photos | Annoucement
On Monday November 10th, there was a protest in Palo Alto at the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real.
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 | DN: 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: DN: 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
Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters (2 comments) Monday Jan 16th 4:24 AM
California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump Friday Jan 13th 12:01 PM
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California Thursday Jan 12th 6:44 PM
The Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence” Thursday Jan 12th 2:02 PM
Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species Thursday Jan 12th 12:21 PM
Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California Thursday Jan 5th 3:57 PM
Obama Administration Orders Speedy Completion of Delta Tunnels Plan (1 comment) Thursday Jan 5th 10:49 AM
Inauguration Day protests organized against fascist pig President-elect Donald J. Trump Thursday Jan 5th 4:11 AM
Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz Wednesday Jan 4th 6:23 PM
Hundreds in Seattle, Oakland Kick Off National Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow Tour Tuesday Jan 3rd 5:07 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 Wednesday Jan 4th 10:35 PM
Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo Tuesday Jan 3rd 7:44 PM
Petition Seeks Ban on Import of Invasive Bullfrogs Into California (1 comment) Monday Dec 12th 2:48 PM
Oil Company Applies for First New Offshore Fracking Permit in California Thursday Dec 8th 5:09 PM
Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns Tuesday Dec 6th 2:08 PM
Appeal Challenges Nestlé's Unrestricted Water Siphoning From San Bernardino National Forest Saturday Nov 19th 4:43 PM
Fuck Trump, But Fuck You Too: No Unity With Liberals (1 comment) Friday Nov 18th 11:36 AM
Trump’s popular vote deficit may approach two million (1 comment) Saturday Nov 12th 8:12 AM
For a World without Nuclear Risks Thursday Nov 10th 5:15 AM
New Fracking-related Earthquakes in Oklahoma Spark Demand for Oil, Gas Lease Withdrawal Monday Nov 7th 12:42 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Value Human Life Bill Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
KPFK Sonali Kolhatkar "Uprising"Does Damage Control For Corporatist/Privatizer SEIU Stern Thursday Jan 12th 1:41 PM
2016 Stockton Kwanzaa Nia Celebration ~ Taft Community Center (1 comment) Thursday Dec 29th 3:44 PM
Plastics BAN list report identifies most harmful plastic products and alternatives in CA Tuesday Dec 6th 2:14 PM
Collected Anti-Trump chants (2 comments) Thursday Nov 10th 8:31 AM
Prop 64 Has Passed: Now What? "Track and Trace" May Become Widespread Wednesday Nov 9th 3:29 PM
California Investigating Wells Fargo for Criminal Identity Theft Friday Oct 21st 10:46 AM
Pacifica KPFK Motion To Protest Arrest Of Journalists Covering Dakota Access Pipe Line Sunday Oct 16th 1:47 PM
Friendship Wednesday Oct 5th 5:58 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]