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Images From Thursday's Prop 8 Protest

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Thursday's protest and march against the passing of Proposition 8 stirred many emotions and reactions from those involved, those in agreement, and those who are happy to have seen the controversial proposition--which amends the state Constitution to define marriage as limited to being between a man and a woman--pass, even by a slim margin. While the discussion continues about the ramifications of this proposition passing, the next steps for those who oppose the measure, how the voting population arrived at their choice on the issue, and what will become of the marriages of those same-sex couples who were married between May and November, the current movement has been concentrated on rallies, marches, and protests.

LAist photographer Tom Andrews captured several incredible images from Thursday protest, which took place at the Mormon Temple, and on the streets of the city's West Side, including in Westwood and Beverly Hills. We know of two arrests that were made, and the police presence was certainly unmistakable. Captured here are some moments from the protest, including some powerful expressions of the core issue of equality that the opposition to the proposition hope can provide an enlightening framework to those who support the ban.