November 16, 2008

Prop 8 Protest at Old Courthouse

In St. Louis, hundreds gathered at the Old Courthouse to protest Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage.
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There were many different speakers at the Proposition 8 protest on November 15 in front of the Old Courthouse. Crosby Franklin, a 17-year-old Francis Howell High School student, talks about coming out to her parents.
There were many different speakers at the Proposition 8 protest on November 15 in front of the Old Courthouse. Crosby Franklin, a 17-year-old Francis Howell High School student, talks about coming out to her parents.
Two of the (projected) thousand protesters that attended the rally. Gay people and straight "allies" came out to support the cause. It was estimated that a million people protested across the country.
Two of the (projected) thousand protesters that attended the rally. Gay people and straight "allies" came out to support the cause. It was estimated that a million people protested across the country.
The scene from the courthouse steps.
The scene from the courthouse steps.
A new spin on a patriotic phrase.
A new spin on a patriotic phrase.
Prop 8 Protest at Old Courthouse
A festive protester at the November 15th protest against Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California where it had been legal.
A festive protester at the November 15th protest against Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California where it had been legal.
Bill Donius, CEO of Pulaski bank, talks to the crowd about the adversity he faced as an out gay man in a position of power.
Bill Donius, CEO of Pulaski bank, talks to the crowd about the adversity he faced as an out gay man in a position of power.
Alexander Ocasio and Adam Summer react to the story that speaker AJ Taylor is telling.
Alexander Ocasio and Adam Summer react to the story that speaker AJ Taylor is telling.
Chad Allen, an actor from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, speaks about how they have “the most powerful force in the history of creation on our side: the power of love.” Earlier that day, he proposed to his partner of over 3 years, who said yes.
Chad Allen, an actor from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, speaks about how they have “the most powerful force in the history of creation on our side: the power of love.” Earlier that day, he proposed to his partner of over 3 years, who said yes.
Protester Melissa Frawley who was there to support her gay friends. “It’s about love,” she said, “and I just want to be equal.”
Protester Melissa Frawley who was there to support her gay friends. “It’s about love,” she said, “and I just want to be equal.”