Prop 8 Protest Gathers 1,000+ Crowd, Marches to Union Square (Update: Feingold Reacts!)


The crowd that gathered in Sheridan Square yesterday evening in protest against the California Supremes’ Prop 8 decision seems to have swollen considerably — to more than a thousand participants, per CBS News — in its march to Union Square, where city council speaker Christine Quinn encouraged the group to push hard for the marriage equality bill currently before the state senate. Joe My God provides this video of the marchers making their way to the rally, with several lovely homemade signs, including “Get Out of The Closet, Marry!” and “Did We Vote On Your Marriage?” Similar protests took place in San Francisco, Hollywood, Chicago, San Diego, Palm Springs, Atlanta, and several other U.S. cities.

Update. Our theater critic Michael Feingold, composer of parody lyrics in honor of gay-marriage successes, posted a set in dishonor of this setback, to the tune of “California, Here I Come!” at his Facebook page, and reproduced here after the jump.

Eighteen thousand couples say
They’re still legal in CA
But new guys?
No two guys
Can make a pair
No sapphic
Gets the right to swear she’ll care
The State Supreme Court said, “Prop 8
“Doesn’t mean discriminate.”
How that follows none can guess
California, you’re a mess!