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.
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.
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