November 15, 2008 anti-Proposition 8 protests

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Flyer for one of the November 15, 2008 anti-Proposition 8 protests.

On November 15, 2008, thousands of people in cities across the United States and ten other countries protested California voters' approval of Proposition 8, which changed the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples and eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry.[1][2] The demonstrations were organized by Join the Impact, a grassroots group that emerged in light of the election results.[3]

Locations[edit]

The November 15, 2008 anti-Proposition 8 protests in Washington, D.C.

Notable events[edit]

Comedian Wanda Sykes, who stars in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, came out as lesbian to a crowd of 1,000 at a rally held in Las Vegas, Nevada.[77]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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