Locals march to protest California's gay marriage ban

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As part of a nationwide display, some 300 people gathered around 1 p.m. today at Concord and Calhoun streets to protest voters decision to constitutionally ban gay marriage in California.

Here's lots of pictures from the local rally. And check out a ton of photos from marches across the country on Flickr.

Go read about today's local march at ABC News 4, then hop over to The San Jose Mercury News for some national perspective.

I won't wade into weather gay marriage is good or bad, I'll only say that today's march is an impressive display. Also, South Carolina's supporters of gay marriage have their own reasons to protest, as in 2006 S.C. voted overwhelmingly to amended the constitution to say "A marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."

Many other states in the country have similar constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

Update November 16: There's also a small write-up in The Post and Courier.

Update November 21: Missed this blog post with a clip of the Charleston rally.

Update November 23: And here's a bunch of pictures from the rally.