Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gay marriage supporters march in California, Utah

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday to protest passage of a measure banning gay marriage in California, authorities said.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 demonstrators began marching through central San Diego at noon, according to police Sgt. Diane Wendell. The event lasted about 90 minutes and was peaceful, with no arrests.
It was the largest of several marches that followed Tuesday's passage of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and overturning the state Supreme Court decision that legalized them in May.
About 5,000 people turned out Saturday evening for a Prop. 8 protest in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. No incidents were reported at this protest or at the candlelight vigil that took place in Laguna Beach.

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