By Ed Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento on Saturday for a rally denouncing passage of the statewide ballot measure banning same-sex marriage.
It appears that a rally of 10,000, which organizers had predicted, did not materialize. An official count, however, was not immediately available.
Cheers sounded through downtown Sacramento as hundreds from throughout California - including contingents from Chico, San Jose and the Sacramento region - applauded and shouted encouragement to speakers. They carried signs that said "Prop. 8 is Un-American" and "No On Hate."
Among the speakers slated to address the crowd was comedian Margaret Cho and Sen. Darryl Steinberg, D-Sacramento.
One of the early speakers at the rally, which began at 2 p.m., was attorney Gloria Allred who told the crowd there was a strong chance the State Supreme Court could overturn Proposition 8, which was approved by voters earlier this month.
The rally comes days after the court agreed to consider whether the measure improperly revises the state constitution.
A decision on the legal challenge could come as early as June.
Pastor Jim's comment:
Finally some evidence that the protest phase is running out of steam. Be encouraged !…..Their next big march – Jan 10 – nationwide. One other thing: Gloria Allred is telling them the Supreme Court will likely overturn Prop 8. If the Court does the right thing, she is setting them up for disappointment --- and rioting, when they don’t get their way.