Rallying the crowds

The 2008 election wasn’t only a big deal at the federal level; several states had important ballot initiatives that were being closely watched at the National level.

One such state was California, which had Proposition 8 on the ballot.  This initiative amended the state Constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, thus rendering gay marriage illegal.  Prop 8 was a response to the California Supreme Court’s May ruling that overturned a previous gay marriage ban.

With such controversy over the issue, it was no surprise to see so many people making their voices heard via Prop 8 t-shirts and other merchandise.  On November 15th, a series of anti-Prop 8 rallies took place throughout California.  So we went out to the San Francisco rally in search of folks making their voices heard not just with their chants, but with their shirts, signs and other accessories as well.

Prop 8 Rally from CafePress on Vimeo.

  1. You know, I don’t care if they have all the same legal rights that a married couple does…I feel they deserve that. However, the people in California have voted that they want to keep marriage between a man and woman. Why is it that some of these people who sit and preach about acceptance of their ways, won’t accept the feelings of the majority of the state? I’ve heard about threats, beatings, and even storming of churches by some people protesting about not getting their way. Why is it something seems a little backwards?

  2. I’m not sure why this issue was ever allowed to be voted on by the populace. Isn’t the constitution meant to protect minorities from the tyranny of the majority? Shame on California.

  3. Pingback: California Supreme Court upholds Proposition 8

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