By now, you all know that in the midst of a history-making election, Californians elected to passÂ the discriminatoryÂ legislationÂ Proposition 8Â which denies same-sex couples the right to call their unions marriage.Â We’ve talked and talked and talked about it.Â Now it’s time to act.Â There’s a nationwide protest this Saturday, November 15 withÂ a protest in every state.Â Several of our Skepchicks will be protesting in our local states – see details below the fold of where/who/when.Â Â I’m also including everyone’s Twitter links since there’s a good chance we’ll be tweeting from the rallies.Â You can also use the comments to connect with others who are going to be at state protests.
Also, if you want to double up on your skeptical protesting, join the Anonymous Global Protest – also nationwide, also on Saturday!
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Boston, MA: Rebecca
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MAâ€Ž
Rebecca will be meeting people at the Government Center T stop by City Hall at 1:30pm.
Columbus, Ohio: Jen
Time:1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: City Hall,Â 90 W Broad St, Columbus, OH
Columbus skeptics can meet up with Jen at Cafe Brioso on the corner of High and Gay (how appropriate!)Â in downtown Columbus at 1 PM.
Chicago, Illinois: Elyse
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams, Chicago, IL
Elyse will be meeting folks at the Starbucks at Adams and Wells, just north of the Quincy/Wells L stop. She will be there around 11:30ish (CST), and you can walk to the protest together around noon. If you can’t meet at Starbucks, make sure to get to Adams and Dearborn for the actual protest.
Atlanta, Georgia: Masala Skeptic (Maria)
Time:1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Georgia Capitol Building, 214 Capitol Ave., SW, Atlanta, GA
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=44226377362
More info: http://eliminateprop8.blogspot.com/
Meet the Atlanta Skeptics at the Georgia State Marta Station (Piedmont Street side) atÂ 1:00 Â and we’ll walk over together.
Denver, Colorado: Teen Skepchick Elles (assuming she is recovered from her deathly illness)
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1437 Bannock Street, Denver, CO
Minneapolis, MN: Carrie
Time: 12:30 (Carrie will be there from noon until 1:30 or so)
Location: Minneapolis City Hall: 350 S 5th St Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Government Center Plaza)
Portland, ME: Amanda (maybe)
Location: Monument Square
Amanda is not sure ifÂ she can make it but if youâ€™re going and you see a short blonde woman with a pink umbrella with kitty cats on it, thatâ€™s her!