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It has been nearly two weeks since California has passed Proposition Eight. Protests took place at city hall and court house buildings across the country on Saturday in support of gay marriage.
"What do we want? Equal rights. When do want them? Right now." Chants like this could be heard at the protest at Richmond's city hall.
A grassroots effort organized online shows anger over Propostition Eight, which took away the right for gays to marry in California, has sent the Richmond gay community and its supporters to the streets. People who attended the demonstration say the propostition puts a spotlight on a much bigger issue.
"If it can happen to us, whose to say it can't happen to the next group that you know. Popular opinion may not support," said protester Brandon Riley.
"It's not about a gay rights issue out here, it's more about a civil human rights issue. This is about everybody having equal rights," said Arthur Baynes.
Katrina Anderson, who got married in California just before the election is looking forward to the day when she can be recognized as being legally married no matter what state she lives in.
"It's not fair that I pay the same taxes as my neighbor and my inheritance rights and property rights and everything is unequal," explained Anderson.
"We are not a threat to traditional. We love and value and cherish each other and how we threaten marriage, I don't understand," said another protester, Adele Sakler.
Protesters say they are hoping to have another protest this January.