POMONA - "People tell us, `Go home. It's over. It's already been voted on,"' said Thuan Nguyen. "I say just because it's voted on doesn't mean homosexuality is going to disappear."

The 20-year-old Montclair resident was among more than 400 chanting and voicing their opinions Saturday about the passage of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in California, at Garey Avenue and Mission Boulevard, near Pomona City Hall.

"We are your brothers, sisters, parents, neighbors and friends," Nguyen said. "All we want is to be treated with equality."

Mindy Naliboff, who calls herself a feminist, said she believes in equality for all social groups, class, race, sex or religion.

"The more we talk about it the more we can educate people and get them talking about it," said the 20-year-old La Verne resident. "The goal here is to keep the momentum going, getting people to support what we're doing and bring this back to the voters in 2010."

Those who attended held signs that read, "Did we vote on your marriage?" "No on 8," and "Love thy neighbor."

With a rainbow-colored flag draped on his shoulder Gustavo Ramirez ran down Mission Boulevard yelling through his bullhorn, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, discrimination has got to go."

Ramirez held a sign with a painting of the American flag that read "Justice for ALL."


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