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Sat May 30 2009 (Updated 06/05/09)
Thousands Gather in Fresno for Marriage Equality and Civil Rights
Sat May 30 2009 (Updated 06/05/09)
Meeting in the Middle: Marriage Equality and the Struggle for Civil Rights
On May 30th, thousands of marriage equality activists came to Fresno from throughout the state to protest the Supreme Court decision on proposition 8. A 15 mile march for civil rights by about 100 marriage equality activists who walked in the scorching valley heat from Selma to Fresno started the day. 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.

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