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Hundreds of Prop 8 Opponents Rally at the Mormon Church

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Hundreds of people gathered for a 2 p.m. press conference at the Mormon temple on Santa Monica Blvd. at Overland (map) where LA Gay & Lesbian Center CEO Lorri L. Jean announced the launch of a new website,

The site is soliciting donations to fight Proposition 8, which passed on Tuesday, effectively banning same sex marriage in California. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints raised more than $15 million in support of passing the proposition, according to Jean.

Traffic is a mess in West LA with moving street closures between the 405 and Beverly Glen, Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvds.

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