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Photos: Chicago's Prop 8 Rally

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 5, 2010 3:00PM

In the wake of yesterday's decision by a U.S. District judge to overturn California's controversial Proposition 8 banning gay marriage, yesterday's rally at Daley Plaza took on something of a celebratory air. Heavy rains earlier in the afternoon kept some away but a spirited crowd estimated at over 100 people - including our own Joe Erbentraut - made it out. After the rally, the crowd marched down to Grant Park at Michigan and Van Buren. Joe reports: "The mood was, besides tired from the work day, very excited, but with a "What's next?" message. Folks obviously want to see the decision upheld through the inevitable appeal process, and also were left asking: Why don't we have marriage, or even civil unions, here in Illinois? We all recognize a lot of work has yet to be done, but for now, we celebrated."

Indeed, even in California the decision was appealed before it was even overturned and after the announcement, a temporary stay was issued.

More photos of the rally/march are featured over at Windy City Times and Chicago Now's What's A Boy To Do.