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Prop. 8 foes go to city halls -- and to South Coast Plaza

November 11, 2008 |  1:22 pm

After major protests around California last weekend, Proposition 8 foes promise to be out in force this weekend for what they hope will be a national demonstration against the ban on gay marriage.

Activists are planning to take their protests against the passage of Proposition 8 and similar measures nationwide Saturday. They have lofty goals for the event, which will take place outside city halls, state capitols and the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Proposition 8 amends the California Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Similar measures were also passed in Arizona and Florida.

Jointheimpact.com lists protest sites across the United States. In the Southland, they include:

  • Long Beach City Hall on Ocean Boulevard
  • Los Angeles City Hall on Spring Street
  • Pasadena City Hall on Garfield Avenue
  • Riverside City Hall on Main Street
  • Ventura City Hall on Poli Street

In Orange County, the protesters have decided against picketing a civic building and instead will converge on a place perhaps just as important: the South Coast Plaza shopping mall on Bear Street in Costa Mesa.

There was a small protest Monday at the corner of Centinela Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard in the Ladera Heights area, but it drew only a handful of protesters, participants said.

-- Alexandra Zavis