Sunday, November 30, 2008

Proposition 102 Opponents Protest at Temple, Park

(H/T Arizona Daily Star.)

MESA (Observer Update) - Supporters of gay marriage were out in force when Mormons lit their Christmas displays on the grounds of the Mesa Arizona Temple.

They were upset over the passage of state constitutional amendments banning gay marriage in Arizona, California and Florida in the Nov. 4 election.

The Mormon church urged members to donate money and vote for the gay-marriage bans, including Proposition 102 in Arizona. It amends the Arizona Constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman and maintains the current statutory laws that ban gay marriage.

Mormons contributed about $3 million of the $8 million raised in the "Yes on 102" campaign in Arizona.

Protesters holding candles, rainbow flags, peace signs and banners with the words love, acceptance and harmony gathered Friday night at Pioneer Park in support of gay-marriage rights. Many were upset about church involvement in political affairs.

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