Prop 8 rallies: Opposing views, opposite sides of the street
August 7, 2010 by Chris Dunn
Today, I shot two more Proposition 8-related rallies. They took place on opposite sides of the street.
© 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.( Click on the image above to view the full photo gallery at ajc.com.) A rainbow flag flutters against the Central Presbyterian Church courtyard fence, across the street from the Georgia state capitol building where the National Organization for Marriage held a rally on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
One rally was on the steps of the Georgia state capitol building. It was held by the National Organization for Marriage, which is on its “Summer for Marriage Tour.” They had speakers and singers, and about 15 supporters showed up.
© 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dave Lenhart, of Cumming, Ga., holds up a National Organization for Marriage sign as singer Angelica Tucker performs at the podium in front of the Georgia state capitol building on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
The other rally was across the street. It was a silent protest by supporters of gay-marriage rights. About 150 people showed up for that one.
© 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlantans Oscar Hdez and Luke Robuck join hands and cheer as R&B/gospel singer Vernessa Mitchell (not pictured) sings about unity while at the National Organization for Marriage podium in front of the Georgia state capitol building on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Hdez and Robuck said they have been partners for eight months now.
At the end, NOM packed up its merchandise and podium — and people on both sides of the street went their own ways.