On Saturday morning at 10:30, Portland activists are taking a stand against California's newly passed Proposition 8, which restricts the definition of marriage in California to that of a union between a man and a woman.
Debra Porta, Equal Rights Advocate for Associated Students of Portland State University explained that Saturday's protest is not just for those who are informed, but those who want to learn more.
“We are hoping that this event serves to unite our community to be prepared to move forward and do the work that needs to be done,” she explained.
The protest will begin at 10:30am and speakers will begin addressing attendees at around noon. They will be meeting in the South Park Blocks on the PSU campus, near the Farmer's Market's usual location. The group organizing this protest have a WordPress site you can find here. Check out that site to find out what initiatives are taking place, and what us Portlanders can do to help out!
*Photo from Gay Marriage Now (myspace)