November 15, 2008 anti-Proposition 8 protests

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

On November 15, 2008, 1 million people in 300 cities across the United States and ten 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]



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

Notable events

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.[64]

See also


  1. ^ Gay advocates protest marriage ban across nation USA Today, By Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer, November 16, 2008
  2. ^ "Proposition 8 - Title and Summary - Voter Information Guide 2008". California Secretary of State. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  3. ^ Join the Impact web site
  4. ^
  5. ^ KFDA/ Hundreds of New Mexicans protest anti-gay measure
  6. ^ a b Anchorage Daily News: Supporters protest gay marriage ban
  7. ^ Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Proposition 8 Protests
  8. ^ a b c d e f g New York Times: Across U.S., Big Rallies for Same-Sex Marriage
  9. ^ Baltimore Sun: Protesters in Baltimore rally against Proposition 8
  10. ^ Indiana Daily Student: Hoosiers protest Prop 8
  11. ^ Idaho Statesman: Hundreds in Boise join national effort to protest Proposition 8
  12. ^ 4,000 In Boston Protest Calif. Gay Marriage Ban
  13. ^ The Boston Globe: Dozens protest gay marriage ban
  14. ^ Chicago crowd protests Calif. gay marriage ban
  15. ^ The Orion: Marchers protest Proposition 8
  16. ^ The Cincinnati Enquirer: Locals join Prop 8 protest
  17. ^ 1,200 protest California's gay-marriage ban at Dallas City Hall
  18. ^ a b c Des Moines gay-marriage rally attracts crowd to city hall, By JENNIFER JACOBS, Des Moines Register, November 15, 2008
  19. ^ Denver Post: Gay marriage backers rally in Denver
  20. ^ The Times-Standard: Hundreds in Eureka, thousands across nation protest Proposition 8
  21. ^ The Oregon Daily Emerald: Proposition 8 met with heavy opposition in Eugene
  22. ^ KVAL 13: Oregonians rally in support of gay marriage
  23. ^ Orland Sentinel: 'National Day of Protest' of gay-marriage bans includes Orlando, 85 other cities
  24. ^ KFSN: Thousands Protest Prop 8 across Nation
  25. ^ WYFF4: People Protest Prop. 8 At Greenville City Hall
  26. ^ [1]
  27. ^ Puente, Kelly (November 15, 2008). "Prop. 8 protesters show solidarity". Press Telegram. 
  28. ^ Garrison, Jessica; Knoll, Corina (November 16, 2008). "Prop. 8 opponents rally across California to protest gay-marriage ban". Los Angeles Times.,0,1684268.story. 
  29. ^ WLKY32:Hundreds attend Proposition 8 Protest
  30. ^ WHAS11:Opposition to proposition 8 brings out demonstrators in Kentucky
  31. ^ FOX41:Proposition Eight protests spread east
  32. ^ WFPL 89.3:Dozens Protest Proposition 8 In Louisville
  33. ^ Leo Weekly:Weathering the storm:Hundreds gather downtown to oppose Prop 8, proving Louisville really is capable of pulling off a protest
  34. ^ Miami Herald: Gallery | A thousand protest gay marriage ban in Fort Lauderdale
  35. ^ KXLY: Prop 8 Protests in Downtown Spokane
  36. ^ The Daily Collegian: Northampton Prop. 8 protest part of national movement
  37. ^ Orlando Sentinel: 1,000 turn out for gay marriage rally
  38. ^[dead link]
  39. ^ Galvan, Astrid (November 15, 2008). "2,000 in Phoenix protest gay marriage ban". Arizona Republic. 
  40. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer: Gay rights rally in Philadelphia, elsewhere
  41. ^ Tasci, Canan (November 15, 2008). "400 protest Prop. 8 in Pomona". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. 
  42. ^ The Oregonian: Protesters oppose measure banning same-sex marriage
  43. ^ The Chronicle Online: Protesters take to the streets against Prop. 8
  44. ^[dead link]
  45. ^ Reno Gazette-Journal: Gay advocates in Reno protest marriage ban
  46. ^ 2,000 Protest Prop. 8 At State Capitol
  47. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah gay marriage supporters predict surge of activism
  48. ^ signonsandiego: Thousands march in protest of Proposition 8
  49. ^ San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area demonstrations condemn Prop. 8
  50. ^ San Jose Mercury News: Diverse San Jose crowd joins nationwide rallies to protest gay marriage ban
  51. ^ Bonner County Daily Bee: Protestors call for equal rights
  52. ^ Santa Feans link arms for gay marriage
  53. ^ Santa Barbarans Protest Prop. 8
  54. ^ The Seattle Times: Thousands rally for gay marriage in Seattle
  55. ^ Gay Marriage Watch: November 9th-November 15th
  56. ^ Prop 8 Protests in Downtown Spokane
  57. ^ 500 protest here against gay marriage ban
  58. ^ Tampa Bay Online: Prop 2 Opponents 'In This Together'
  59. ^ Arizonans protest their own state's anti-gay amendment in weekend demonstrations
  60. ^ The Daily Illini: Proposition 8 protest calls for equal rights
  61. ^ Thousands Protest Proposition 8 Across Bay Area
  62. ^ The Wichita Eagle: 100 in Wichita protest California gay marriage ban
  63. ^ Wilmingtonians join protest over gay marriage bans
  64. ^ The Baltimore Sun: Sykes speaks out

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