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Friday, November 14, 2008

L.A. ATTORNEY GLORIA ALLRED TO SPEAK AT GAY RALLY


PHOTO shows the Nov. 8th protest march starting in Hillcrest under close police protection. 10,000+ participated. 20,000+ are expected at the march and rally tomorrow, Nov. 15th.


San Diego -- Famed L.A. civil-rights attorney Gloria Allred is confirmed as the principal speaker at a massive rally protesting Prop-8 tomorrow (Sat., 11/15) to be held at 1 p.m. at the western parking lot of the County Administration Building on Harbor Drive, just north of Broadway, according to rally organizer Nicholas Moede, owner of Numbers and Rich's in Hillcrest.


Attorney Allred is a nationally-known feminist leader who has taken on - and won - numerous lawsuits involving discrimination.


Other speakers at the 1 p.m. rally tomorrow (11/15) include A.C.L.U. attorney Ken Keenan and City Councilman-elect Todd Gloria, Moede reports.


The rally will be held at the County Administration Building, which will be the terminus of a massive protest march beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sixth and Upas Avenues at the north end of the Sixth Avenue area of Balboa Park.


That march - which is expected to draw 20,000 participants, twice the number involved in the Nov. 8th protest march from Hillcrest to North Park - will proceed down Sixth Avenue to Broadway, go right on Broadway to Harbor Drive, and turn right (north) to the County Administration Building for the rally.


The Gay Community locally and nationally is electrified by the passage of Prop-8 on Nov. 4th. It will ban gay marriages IF it survives further scrutiny by the state Supreme Court. About 300 marches and rallies are planned nationwide tomorrow (Sat., Nov. 15th).

Three Petitions to kill Prop-8 are now pending before the state Supreme Court.

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