Protests against Proposition 8 supporters

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Protests against Proposition 8 supporters in California took place starting in November 2008.wikipedia
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2008 California Proposition 8

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These included prominent protests against the Roman Catholic church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which supported California's Proposition 8.
After the results were certified and same-sex marriages ceased, supporters of the initiative were targeted by opponents with actions ranging from some opponents publicly shaming supporters by disclosing their names and addresses online, causing many individual supporters to lose their jobs, and boycotting proponents' businesses and employers to others threatening supporters with murder and vandalizing their homes and property.

Los Angeles California Temple

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A protest was also held outside of the Los Angeles California Temple.

Catholic Church

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These included prominent protests against the Roman Catholic church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which supported California's Proposition 8.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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These included prominent protests against the Roman Catholic church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which supported California's Proposition 8.

Referendum

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The proposition was a voter referendum that amended the state constitution to recognize marriage only as being between one man and one woman, thus banning same-sex marriage, which was legal in the state following a May 2008 California Supreme Court case.

Culture war

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Proposition 8 was the most expensive proposition in United States history and sharply divided social conservatives and social liberals, as part of the ongoing American culture wars.

Conservatism

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Supporters of the proposition included a coalition of religious and social conservatives that felt the court ruling had redefined marriage.

Social conservatism

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Supporters of the proposition included a coalition of religious and social conservatives that felt the court ruling had redefined marriage.

Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States

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Those opposed to Proposition 8 argued that same-sex couples deserved the same public recognition and marriage rights that other couples are afforded, and that equality could not be achieved without state recognition in the form of marriage.

LGBT

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The actions brought awareness to marriage rights issues for LGBT people and the role of tax-exempt churches in this political campaign.

Boycott

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There has also been renewed debate in LGBT communities whether boycotting companies or organizations is an appropriate and effective response toward the proposition's supporters.

Candlelight vigil

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Many anti-Proposition 8 protests, particularly those targeting the support of specific groups that supported Proposition 8, took the form of pickets or candlelight vigils.

Salt Lake Temple

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A candlelight vigil by about 600 mothers of LGBT children was held at the LDS Church's Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, shortly following the passage of Proposition 8.

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A candlelight vigil by about 600 mothers of LGBT children was held at the LDS Church's Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, shortly following the passage of Proposition 8.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles)

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Protests were held outside of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Broadway Sacramento

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LA Film Festival

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