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Montrealers protest California gay marriage ban Saturday

A group of Montrealers is taking part in a nationwide worldwide protest against California’s Proposition 8, which amends the state constitution to ban gay marriage and was narrowly approved by voters on Nov. 4. Organizing is happening on Facebook and LiveJournal, among other places.

Now, the left being what it is, there are discussions happening in these forums about whether or not it makes sense to stage such a protest. Logicians point out two major points against it:

  1. This is a California state proposition, has nothing to do with Canada, and Californians probably wouldn’t appreciate us telling them what to do with themselves
  2. Prop 8 already passed, the people have spoken, and you can’t undo a democratic decision just because you don’t agree with it.

The meeting is at 1 p.m. at McGill’s Roddick Gates, and then proceeds to the U.S. consulate on Ste. Alexandre.