Supported by a slew of local LGBT rights groups, Asheville will see a protest at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 15, in support of same-sex marriage. The protest will target California’s recently passed Proposition 8, which stripped marriage rights from same-sex couples after a court decision had allowed it.
The protest, which will be located at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville, is organized by the UNCA chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and supported by a variety of local groups, including the Asheville and Hendersonville chapters of PFLAG and religious groups that support same-sex marriage, like the Swannanoa Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and the People of Faith for Just Relationships.
The protest is part of a larger national effort that will see similar rallies across the country at the same time.
— David Forbes, staff writer