(the fluxlife crew vlogged/blogged at the scene on fri evening Nov 7 2008. post was edited, footage was youtubed (fluxlife's 1st youtube videos!), and resultant vids&text published on fluxlife.blogspot.com today):
wow. there are thousands of people marching, it's amazing! we're getting some footage through the lap top on this macbook iSight lens (words on the signs come out backwards without an adapter. oh, well...). the footage is pretty good for a lap top at night. pretty fun, funny, and feeling the good cause while holding my macbook up to the protest marchers, who'da' thunk it? it must look kind of funny to some (a guy holding up a lap top to thousands of marchers), but the protesters get it. :) anyway, all we've seen is LA protesting Prop 8. it's about time we started marching for the cause in san francisco! pretty exciting, copters flying above, thousands of people marching for a great cause. all the way from the civic center to dolores park. what a long and grueling march. these people are fighters... kudos to them! we can't believe prop 8's ban on same sex marriage passed, it's ridiculous! the next frontier in the fight for Civil Rights is on!!!
good background article to prop 8's inception: The Daily Beast
Gay Rights Protest San Francisco Nov 2008 (1)
Gay Rights Protest San Francisco Nov 2008 (2)
Prop 8 is of course, unconstitutional. if a team of lawyers stipulate to property rights/possessions in a case before the supreme court, there is a 99.9% chance that the supreme court will rescind Prop 8 prima facie. i know it sounds strange with the property rights thing, but that's actually how the constitution was constructed originally: to protect the colonist's wealth and property against the crown and unreasonable taxation. civil rights/the bill of rights/the first ten amendments didn't come 'til after the body of the constitution was written. most of the supreme court cases are won this way, by stipulating to property rights.
anyway, Prop 8 will not stand up to a legal challenge based on constitutional law, with lawyers who know what they are doing.
the mormons wasted a lot of money creating prop 8 that could have gone to much better use.
for fluxlife bloggin'/vloggin' at the SF rally go to:
Proposition 8 Rally San Francisco Nov 15 2008
see also, related post: prop 8
gay rights protest
gay rights protest san francisco
gay rights protest san francisco nov 2008
gay rights protest san francisco nov 2008 videos
gay marriage rights protest
The Daily Beast
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