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Proposition 8: The Attack on Gay Marriage, the Resistance and the Need for Revolution
Date Thursday November 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Ave) Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
On election day, November 4, Proposition 8 passed in California. This proposition amended the California constitution to declare only "marriage between a man and a woman" would be recognized in the state-in effect reversing a May 15 California Supreme Court decision that allowed gay marriage. Now, this "Yes" vote on Proposition 8-by a margin of 52% to 48%-has effectively ended that right and, by changing the constitution itself, has made it much harder for the right to be restored. A righteous eruption of protest against Prop 8 is taking place around the country. Over 10,000 took to the streets in San Francisco on Friday night, some blocked intersections for hours. Thousands have taken to the streets in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Several thousand demonstrated at the Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City. Come discuss the what the passage of the proposition means and what we can do.
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What do communists really think of gay marriage?pfirsikThursday Nov 13th, 2008 6:32 PM
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