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Canvass Phoenix Against Prop. 102

Gay Youths
Canvass Phoenix Against Prop. 102

A team of six gay and lesbian young adults trekked across Phoenix to raise awareness about Arizona's upcoming ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in the state.

A team of six gay and lesbian young adults trekked across Phoenix through blazing heat to raise awareness about Arizona's upcoming ballot initiative to constitutionally define marriage as between a man and a woman, aimed at banning same-sex marriage in the state. Temperatures during the week-long, 96-mile pilgrimage averaged 105 degrees.

The "equality walkers," organized by Soulforce Q member Meg Sneed, spoke with people they met about Arizona's Proposition 102 and its negative impact on young people. The youths also visited several churches along the way, including the Unitarian Universalist Church and Church of the Beatitudes.

Opponents like Sneed point out that state law already prohibits same-sex marriage and that Arizona voters defeated similar legislation in 2006.

"I realize now just how much difference I can make in my community," walker C.J. Minott said in a statement. (The Advocate)

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