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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 09:13 PM
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Students Rally Against Anti-Gay Marriage Demonstrators (Brown University, RI)
Edited on Thu Mar-24-11 09:14 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Brown Daily-Herald / Raw Story

Students rally against anti-gay marriage demonstrators
Amy Rasmussen
Senior Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Garbed in formal black and red attire and hoisting medieval-looking banners, a faction of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property a national organization that opposes gay marriage descended on the Main Green at approximately 11 a.m. yesterday.

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"I'm really offended," said Kerry McKittrick '13, one of the first students to see the protest on the Green. "It's essentially a hate rally."

Students opposing the group mobilized quickly, scrawling makeshift signs, hoisting a rainbow door and handing out rainbow pins to passersby. As classes let out at noon, numbers swelled into the hundreds, and curious onlookers pressed up against the windows of the four floors of J. Walter Wilson.

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When one of the group's volunteers tried to give University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson a pamphlet, she said she handed it back to him and told him her position."He just looked stunned," she said. Cooper who has worked to advance the issue of gay marriage in the state for "a long time" did not wait for a response.

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/24/anti-marriage-equ... /

Anti-marriage equality rally overwhelmed by student counter-protest

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 -- 9:24 pm

A rally in opposition to same sex marriage was out-flanked by hundreds of students Wednesday after marching onto the campus of Brown University in Rhode Island.

About 15 members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property held a rally at the campus. They wore black and red uniforms and played bagpipes to garner attention.

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The Brown Daily Herald reported that the rally quickly attracted the attention of local Brown University students, who organized a counter-protest using Facebook, text messages, and emails. The students carried makeshift signs and handed out rainbow flags and pins.

One student told the Herald that the protest had drawn so many supporters of same sex marriage that it looked like the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property was leading a gay pride parade.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 09:15 PM
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1. The kids are alright!. . . n/t
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 09:21 PM
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2. Thank god for the youth, they were born with brains! n/t
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 09:23 PM
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3. Brown is a liberal bastion in a very liberal city in a blue, blue state
only utter morons would think that an anti gay rally could be held there.

I'm surprised they didn't have the shit beaten out of them.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 09:34 PM
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4. Sounds like the anti-gay group got their name from The Onion!
Edited on Thu Mar-24-11 09:36 PM by freshwest
"American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property"

What, women and children as property within the family?

Dressed in medieval garb or whatever that was? Going for that 'Society for Creative Ananchronism' look? LOL!

Okay, so the circus was in town. Kudoes to the kids for resisting these regressives.

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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 05:58 AM
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5. K&R n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 09:05 AM
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6. i just knew with those outfits they were catholic.
they get all excited thinking about Savonarola.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 09:12 AM
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7. Seriously a conservative protest at Brown University - not only are those people hateful...
they're dumb as rocks too.

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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 09:15 AM
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8. +1
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 01:50 PM
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9. does this "defense" org support health care reform, parental leave laws,
and other laws/policy that would really help families as opposed to banning gay rights? :shrug:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 01:53 PM
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10. No, their support ends at birth, although Catholics seem to support healthcare, etc.
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