Sunday, November 16, 2008
DC Proposition 8 Rally Peaceful, Weather Not So...
Video by quixotist2, found on YouTube. Click here for more DC Rally videos.
A sudden, violent squall slammed my huge golf umbrella halfway through the DC Rally protesting the California gay marriage ban, blasting wind and horizontal rain against me and hundreds if not a thousand fellow marchers. The storm left the National Mall grounds wet and muddy and many in the crowd drenched, but the unseasonably warm November day kept hypothermia from thinning our ranks.
While my jeans got wet, my fleece pullover kept the rest dry as we walked past the Washington Monument, skirted the Ellipse and ended up at Lafayette Square across the street from the White House. At the same time thousands of other marchers in cities and towns across the country reminded the nation that all is still not well with some basic civil rights. View and read more about it here:
"Across U.S., Big Rallies for Same-Sex Marriage" from The New York Times.
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(Picture accompanying this post is detail from a shot taken by a fellow participant and uploaded to the DC photo gallery.)
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