Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gay marriage protests in the Bayou State

While most people in Baton Rouge spent Saturday afternoon tailgating before the LSU football game, about 60 staged a pro-gay marriage rally in front of City Hall.
My sister, Michele, was there with this great sign.
My brother-in-law, Eric, was there too (on the right). Thanks for going Michele and Eric. It really meant a lot to me.

In the northwestern corner of the state, Adrienne Critcher (left) was helping lead the protest in Shreveport.

Adrienne is the faculty sponsor of the LSU Shreveport Gay-Straight Alliance and the mother of a 25-year-old gay son. She also is a regular reader of Rex's blog, which from time to time mentions something about me, The Cajun.

Knowing Rex's ties to the Bayou State, she sent him these cool pictures from the rally that was held in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne.
She said about 150 people took part in the protest - an amazing number for a pro-gay rights event in über-Baptist northern Louisiana.Now, if this little guy gets it, then why can't everyone else get it?

1 comment:

KleoPatra said...

Great post. Love the kid at the end. When will the world GET IT?! Life is about love...