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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unraveling the Confusing Mess

posted by on November 11 at 13:53 PM

Are you wondering where and when to protest Prop 8? So is Slog reader Scott, who writes:

I’m confused about what the hell is going on this Saturday protesting Prop 8.

Are we meeting in Volunteer park? In front of City Hall? Are we meeting at 10:30? Noon? 1:00? Are we marching? If so, where?

There seems to be conflicting and overlapping information, and I can’t make heads or tails of it. I want to participate, but at this point I’m about to throw my hands up and forget about it. I can’t seem to get onto the website that the organizers put up.

If you can unravel the confusing mess of information regarding this Saturday, I will be forever grateful.

Dear Scott, keep your hands down. Seattle, as part of a national day of action, is planning one big protest of Proposition 8 and the bigoted Utah church behind the measure: Festivities begin in Volunteer Park on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., a rally begins at noon, the march leaves at 1 p.m. and then heads down to Westlake Park for more protesting, rallying and speechifying.

Earlier announcements—it’s true—said folks would meet at city hall on Saturday. Those plans are off. “When it was brought to our attention that multiple events were planned, we decided to join forces and get the largest turnout possible,” says Amy Balliett, who had planned the event.

Check out our pre-coverage of the march, read about how protesting Prop 8 paves the way for marriage equality in Washington, and enjoy the national day-of-action web site’s listing for the event in Seattle. See you there.

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City hall scrapped. Volunteer park at 10:30.

Got it.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 11, 2008 2:45 PM

It'd be stupid (and racist) to protest at black churches. Its just as stupid (and bigoted) to protest at Mormon ones.

There's a difference between putting together a demonstration for civil and legislative reform vs. demonizing a religious minority.

Posted by J | November 11, 2008 2:49 PM

@2, Black people didn't organize or bankroll Proposition 8. The Mormon Church did.

Posted by jrrrl | November 11, 2008 3:16 PM

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