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El Coyote manager, targeted by gay marriage backers, might quit

December 8, 2008 |  1:48 pm

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Here's an important footnote to the string of boycotts and protests by gay-marriage supporters after Proposition 8 was approved by voters last month.

Marjorie Christoffersen, a manager at El Coyote who became a lightning rod for protests because of her donation to supporters of  the ban on same-sex marriage,  is said to be considering resigning, according to a restaurant official.

El Coyote manager Larry Crenshaw said Christoffersen is considering leaving the eatery, but no final decision has been made.

The restaurant was the scene of protests, pickets and boycotts in the days after voters approved Proposition 8.

Christoffersen, who is Mormon, had given $100 to the Yes on 8 campaign. Her mother owns the restaurant. Crenshaw said Christoffersen has stopped serving and greeting customers at the venerable Mexican eatery known for its margaritas.

Activists opposed to Proposition 8  have launched boycotts of numerous businesses whose owners or employees contributed to initiative, which banned same-sex unions in California.

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Photo: Los Angeles Times

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