Hundreds take to S.L. streets to protest, support Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage
Jeff Key, a gay Iraq war veteran, told the crowd that the LDS Church's involvement in Proposition 8 has turned Utah into "ground zero" for the gay civil rights movement.
"You called us out," Key said. "You did this."
In one of the smaller rallies, local street preacher Lonnie Pursiful marched five city blocks with a small group of supporters from City Creek Park to the City-County Building, carrying anti-gay signs and wearing T-shirts with similar messages.The group gathered on the east side of Washington Square, surrounded by Salt Lake City police, but that didn't stop a few shouting matches from breaking out as those protesting Proposition 8 arrived at the rally.
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