MAJOR ST. LOUIS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST PROP 8 ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 DRAWS 1400 PROTESTERS TO THE OLD COURTHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS
ST.LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 15, 2008 - On Saturday, November 15th, 2008, 12 noon, hundreds of citizens of St. Louis and the surrounding region gathered together on the steps of the Old Courthouse in a display of protest against the denial of equal marriage rights to all Americans in regards to the recent outcome of Proposition 8 in California.
According to organizers and the St. Louis Police Department the Protest attracted 1400 peaceful protesters. The crowd waved signs, banners and cheered in support. State and City Officials who spoke included: St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, Senator Joan Bray, DeAndress Green who represented State Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford, Lewis Reed President of the St. Louis City Board of Alderman, and St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green. Religious leaders Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Rev. Krista Taves, Rev. Susan Drake and Rev. Julie Jennings spoke out against the passing of Proposition 8.
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