Friday, November 14, 2008

Columbia joins in on Carolina Prop. 8 protests

by Matt Comer

COLUMBIA — Members of progressive and LGBT organizations and students at the University of South Carolina have stepped up at the last minute to organize an informal protest against Proposition 8.

Part of the nation-wide series of protests organized by, the Columbia event is hosted by SC Pride, the SC Progressive Network and USC’s BLGSA, among others. It’ll be held at 1:30 p.m. at the South Carolina State House and last for about an hour.

Organizer Beth Sherouse, 26, said she found out Thursday that Charleston had organized event and Columbia had yet to do so. She spoke to a few folks around her area and managed to rouse up some last minute support.

“A lot of people were wanting to do something but not able to go to Charleston,” she told Q-Notes. “It’s going to be a pretty low-key event. It’ll be a silent vigil with people standing outside the state house with signs.”

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