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National Prop 8 Protest Makes a Statement, Now What?

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It seems Saturday's National Prop 8 protest in all 50 states was a tipping point. Not the same tipping point that beget large passionate protests and rallies on a daily basis outside the Mormon Temple in Westwood, but the type of tipping point where people are done protesting and now starting to put the pieces back together, plan for the next move and wait (but yes, protests are still going to happen no matter what).

And boycotts and waiting seem to be what's next, especially the latter, exemplified yesterday by Attorney General Jerry Brown's statement regarding Prop 8 cases pending on the desks of the California Supreme Court. But that one is not in the hands of the people who want to take action now.

And for those who want to effect change immediately, boycotts and pressure on businesses are gaining speed. El Coyote was at the forefront of this issue last week, but there's been talk of Sundance and the LA Film Festival, a protest is planned at El Pollo Loco in Silver Lake on Wednesday night and Subway Restaurants have already reacted to pressure.

And the biggest boycott, in a sense, has yet to come.