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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:36 PM
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Gays plan to protest at GOP convention
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 03:40 PM by JoFerret
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=694&nci...


<<Gay rights groups say the push for a constitutional ban on gay marriage is not only drawing activists to New York, but inspiring young gay Americans to get involved in politics.


"We see a lot of previously apathetic gay Americans really taking notice of what's going on and wanting to get involved," Marble said. "People who I thought never in a million years would have gotten into politics are asking, 'What can I do?'"


Chad Cole, a 29-year-old marketing director at a Washington, D.C. law firm, said the proposed federal amendment and ongoing fight for gay rights have piqued his interest. This year he has attended several rallies, written letters to members of Congress and helped to organize a gay rights group.


"For a long time I sat back and let other people make decisions about things that directly affect me," Cole said. "I recently decided that I need to voice my own opinion."


Some gay organizations are also planning to go to Boston during the Democratic convention, which begins July 26. >>
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:38 PM
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1. Or, conversely, Iraqis securing their country one city at a time
Depends on what the definition of "security" is, I suppose.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:08 PM
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2. NYC does great gay protests. Can you say, "Stonewall"?
Once again, the choice of NYC for the GOP convention looks......ill thought out.
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