Friday, November 14, 2008

Prop 8 Protests in Minnesota


Those of you in Minnesota my be interested in the following information regarding this weekend’s protests against the recent passage of Proposition 8, which extinguished equal marriage rights for same-gender couples in California. As you may know, demonstrations are being planned around the country as part of a strong grassroots response to last week’s vote.

NOTE: All protests are scheduled for Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 pm, with the exception of the St. Paul protest which will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Hennepin County Government Center
350 S. 5th St, Minneapolis

St. Paul
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd

MN Power Plaza at Lake Ave. and Superior Street

Fargo (west) side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Main Ave.

Finally, I appreciate what OutFront Minnesota has to say about tomorrow’s protests: “OutFront Minnesota supports peaceful, legal protests. They are an important component of civil rights movements. They have the capacity to keep the equality message alive and active. Media may show up to cover the protests - if you’re interviewed, keep it positive (All we want is equality under the law!). If you engage with counter-protesters, we encourage you to keep it peaceful. And remember – the defeat in California won’t defeat our movement!”

Recommended Off-site Links:
Join the Impact!
Protests, Boycotts Erupt in the Wake of Prop 8’s Passage - Mary Anne Ostrom (Mercury News, November 13, 2008).
Nationwide Protests Called for Saturday - Jim Burroway (Box Turtle Bulletin, November 11, 2008).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
In the Aftermath of Proposition 8, a Chance to “Join the Impact”
Keith Olbermann on Proposition 8
The Real Sodomites: The Proponents of Proposition 8
Unrest in California Over Passing of Proposition 8
Reflections on the Passage of Proposition 8
Fr. Geoff Farrow on Proposition 8
A Mayor’s Change of Heart


kevin57 said...

The Prop 8 vote, I predict, will be the third and most decisive tsunami for gay dignity and rights in the United States. Stonewall was the first, the AIDS pandemic was the second. Both of those events first looked like defeat for gays but ultimately made us stronger and more visible.

The one who is last shall be first.

Michael J. Bayly said...

Powerfully and beautifully said, Kevin.