Friday, August 6, 2010

Gay marriage supporters — and opponents — plan Saturday rallies in downtown Atlanta

Posted By on Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

The Wednesday defeat of California's same-sex marriage ban will be celebrated — and decried — tomorrow in downtown Atlanta.

On one side, the Queer Justice League of Atlanta and gay marriage supporters plan to gather in Woodruff Park at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate Judge Vaughn R. Walker's decision to overturn Proposition 8. Also on the agenda: Raising awareness about gay couples in the many other states, including Georgia, where same-sex marriage is still banned.

Down the street at the Gold Dome, gay marriage opponents will participate in a rally organized by the National Organization for Marriage. That event kicks off at 2 p.m. According to the group's website, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and director of African American Outreach of Priests for Life will rally with the group.

According to the Georgia Voice, the Queer Justice League of Atlanta plans to stage a silent counter-protest at the Capitol.

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