Protesters are rallying nationwide today to protest California’s recently passed anti-gay Proposition 8, and of course Seattle is no exception. Festivities start at 10:30 AM at Volunteer Park, with the rally starting at noon. Protesters will then march down to Westlake Center, where speeches are scheduled to commence at 2PM.
It is one thing to fail to pass legislation granting marriage equality to gays and lesbians, but yet another to amend a state constitution to take away rights already recognized by the courts. The unexpected passage of Prop 8 has served as a wakeup call as to the level of discrimination that still exists, and the amount of work that remains to be down to achieve true equality.