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The protests of California have spread to the East Coast. Tomorrow, "New Yorkers are planning a protest on the Upper West Side, outside the Church of Latter Day Saints at Columbus Avenue and West 65th," says Gothamist. But that won't be the end of it. Protests are planned in every state this Saturday with one (of many in California) in Los Angeles at City Hall at 10:30 a.m.

Also: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann last night held a lengthy special comment on Prop 8 asking why someone one vote yes on Prop 8. "I keep hearing this term 're-defining' marriage. If this country hadn't re-defined marriage, black people still couldn't marry white people. Sixteen states had laws on the books which made that illegal in 1967. 1967. The parents of the President-Elect of the United States could not have married in nearly one-third of states of the country. Their son grew up to lead. It's worse than that. If this county had not redefined marriage, some black people couldn't still marry other black people. It is one of the most overlooked and cruelest parts of our sad history of slavery." The full clip is embedded below:

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