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Ohio Flash Mob for Gay Marriage


A group of students at the University of Cincinnati this week held a flash mob to "demonstrate the effects of hatred and inaction."

On Tuesday, a group of about 25 students showed up spontaneously at a heavily trafficked spot on campus. Student Blake Jelley says the action was in response to the passage of Question 1 in Maine, a voter-driven repeal of the law legalizing same-sex marriage that was passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. John Baldacci in the spring. Jelley writes, "In response to the passage of Question 1 in Maine, which stripped same-sex couples across the state of their right to marriage equality, we came together to demonstrate the effects of hatred and inaction. No longer will the lies and bigotry from those opposed to LGBTQ equality hinder us from demanding our rights. No longer will we allow inaction to follow promises. The time to mobilize is now. We showed the nation that even in the face of defeat, we will continue to fight. Actions speak louder than words."

Students wore duct tape over their mouths and donned T-shirts that read, "Are you listening?" -- a quote from Lady Gaga at the October gay rights march in Washington, D.C.

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