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Marriage Equality and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Thousands of marriage equality activists came to Fresno from throughout the state to protest the Supreme Court decision on proposition 8. A15 mile march for civil rights by about 100 marriage equality activists walked in the scorching valley heat from Selma to Fresno started the day. About 3,000 people were waiting for them when they arrived at Fresno City Hall. Organizers of today’s Meet in the Middle rally chose Fresno because of the need to shift public opinion in the Central Valley on the marriage equality issue. Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, won by a wide margin in Fresno and other valley towns.
About 100 marriage equality activists marched 15 miles from Selma to Fresno.
It was a long HOT march
Several Hundred Marchers Joined the March about 2 miles from City Hall.
The participants at the rally spread out down P street and up the Mariposa Mall at this well organized march and rally.
Molly McKay’s speech was Marriage Equality as the Cornerstone of the Movement.