The League of the South and Council of Conservative Citizens held a joint Southern Marriage & Family Defense demonstration in Richmond, Virginia this morning which targeted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring over his failure to defend Virginia’s ban on gay marriage in federal court.
In February, US District Judge Arenda Wright Allen struck down Virginia’s ban on gay marriage. In recent months, federal judges have aggressively struck down similar bans in Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Michigan and have issued rulings which have undermined bans on gay marriage in Kentucky and Tennessee. While League and CofCC members were still protesting in the streets in Richmond, the news broke that another federal judge has decided to strike down Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.
Approximately 30 League and CofCC activists participated in the demonstration. This was more than we expected. We were counterprotested by 12 members of a group called “Anti-Fascist Action” – 6 or 7 lesbians and around 3 effeminate male homosexuals who screamed “fascists eat ****” on a street corner a block from us. We’re uploading a video of our encounter with the “dirty dozen” to YouTube.
Later this afternoon, we were eating lunch when we heard that two of the counter demonstrators had showed up at the Virginia Flaggers event to participate in a “rap battle,” and a random biker passing by stopped and destroyed their little radio which was blasting rap music. It was a very bad day for “anti-fa” here in Richmond!
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