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New Yorkers Protest Prop 8 by Posing With Duct Taped Mouths
http://dnainfo.com ^ | February 2, 2010 | By Jennifer Glickel

Posted on 02/02/2010 11:06:01 AM PST by Maelstorm

UPPER WEST SIDE — Hundreds of New Yorkers struck a pose in silent protest of a gay marriage ban on Monday afternoon at the Empire Hotel.

The gay rights group NOH8 Campaign organized the photo shoot, which was the first in New York. At the shoot members and supporters of the LGBT community posed with "NOH8" tattooed on their cheeks and duct tape over their mouths to symbolize their voices not being heard.

"We wanted to come out and take part in the photo shoot and show our support," said Battery Park City resident Jeff Adams, who has been with his partner for 15 years.

"We want to get married someday, so it was a worthwhile cause to come down and support it."

Proposition 8 passed in California in November 2008 reinstating a prior ban on same-sex marriage in that state. As part of a widespread grassroots response to the bill's passage, celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, formed NOH8 in Los Angeles as a form of photographic silent protest.

"We're all people," said Gabrielle Stubbert. "We have to stick up for each other and we should all have the same rights as everybody else. It's so simple and so basic."

The NOH8 campaign started with Parshley's Facebook photo and spread virally through social networks. Many participants at Monday's photo shoot heard about it through Facebook, Twitter, or by word-of-mouth.

There was a lone protestor outside of the hotel citing Bible passages in support of his view that same-sex marriage is wrong.

Pall Gale of Chelsea had his own opinion about the Bible-quoting protestor.

"I think if Jesus was here he'd have [a NOH8 tattoo] on his face as well," Gale said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: deviance; gay; prop8
These people are such drama queens. You'd think the world could not go on if they can't get public endorsement of their sexual preferences.
1 posted on 02/02/2010 11:06:02 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

This thread is worthless without pictures....

Just sayin’


2 posted on 02/02/2010 11:07:51 AM PST by Lucky9teen (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes.)
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To: Maelstorm

Good. I hope the tape stays permanently stuck. Hope it hurts, too, when they remove it.


3 posted on 02/02/2010 11:08:44 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Maelstorm

“The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won’t shut the ?%^* up.”


4 posted on 02/02/2010 11:09:40 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Maelstorm
What they realy want to do is Duck Tape close the people who voted for Prop 8
5 posted on 02/02/2010 11:09:47 AM PST by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It is getting worse now that Obama has emboldened them one again.


6 posted on 02/02/2010 11:10:32 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm

Anyway this can be made permanent?


7 posted on 02/02/2010 11:11:10 AM PST by votemout
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To: Maelstorm
we should all have the same rights as everybody else

You have the right to remain silent.

8 posted on 02/02/2010 11:12:37 AM PST by existtoexcel
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To: Maelstorm

9 posted on 02/02/2010 11:13:16 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm

I voted no on prop 8 but the majority spoke through the votes and it so sad that these people are making themselves look bad.


10 posted on 02/02/2010 11:13:56 AM PST by lmarie373 (*These little guys might look cute and cuddly, but trust us: they will kill you.-on emanuel brothers)
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To: existtoexcel

They have the right to marry members of the opposite sex. They choose not to.


11 posted on 02/02/2010 11:14:09 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I wish this tactic would catch on amongst left wing whiners, apologists, and moonbats. Things’d be a lot quieter...


12 posted on 02/02/2010 11:14:12 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Maelstorm
with "NOH8" tattooed on their cheeks and duct tape over their mouths to symbolize their voices not being heard

Uh... girls, your voices WERE heard in November 2008; however, more Americans spoke too... and they said, "NOPE."

13 posted on 02/02/2010 11:15:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (Glad to see Demonic Unhinged (DU) highlights and attacks my FR comments!)
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To: Maelstorm
At the shoot members and supporters of the LGBT community posed with "NOH8" tattooed on their cheeks and duct tape over their mouths to symbolize their voices not being heard.

They don't think their voices are being heard? Is there ANYONE out there who hasn't heard these people whining?
14 posted on 02/02/2010 11:16:09 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Maelstorm

Gonna be tough for him to engage in his preferred activity like that...


15 posted on 02/02/2010 11:17:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Maelstorm
"We're all people," said Gabrielle Stubbert. "We have to stick up for each other and we should all have the same rights as everybody else. It's so simple and so basic."

Mr. Stubbert, we already have the same rights!

16 posted on 02/02/2010 11:19:10 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Maelstorm
New Yorkers Protest Prop 8 by Posing With Duct Taped Mouths

Seems like a good idea to me. MORE Duct Tape please!!

17 posted on 02/02/2010 11:19:12 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Maelstorm

I don`t get it,

why aren`t the homosexuals duct taping their anuses, or is it ani ?


18 posted on 02/02/2010 11:20:53 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Maelstorm
"I think if Jesus was here he'd have [a NOH8 tattoo] on his face as well," Gale said.

I think if Jesus was here he'd whip the living snot out of Pall Gale.

19 posted on 02/02/2010 11:23:35 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Maelstorm
NOH8" tattooed on their cheeks and duct tape over their mouths to symbolize their voices not being heard.

I thought the duct tape was to block gay sex! lol

20 posted on 02/02/2010 11:24:04 AM PST by red tie
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I they use real duct tape and not the cheap generic stuff they will have FUN when they go to remove it. Of course they could always use gaff tape, no residue
21 posted on 02/02/2010 11:26:23 AM PST by sticker
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To: Maelstorm

The duct tape should be permanently pasted on their body orifices a bit lower down south for maximum effect.


22 posted on 02/02/2010 11:30:59 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Maelstorm

Given that free speech is not the issue here, I don’t see the purpose of this stunt.


23 posted on 02/02/2010 11:31:49 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: bigbob
Maybe we could support the action and see if they would put duct tape over their nose also.
24 posted on 02/02/2010 11:37:37 AM PST by wbarmy (Hard core, extremist, and right-wing is a little too mild for my tastes.)
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To: Maelstorm
"I think if Jesus was here he'd have [a NOH8 tattoo] on his face as well," Gale said.

Sorry Gale, He wouldn't. He would say "Go and sin no more," but he wouldn't say "Go and mock the institution of marriage that God created and ordained".

25 posted on 02/02/2010 11:48:20 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

And, let us remember, Jesus is The Word, the Word made flesh.

The Word says in Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.

Seems fairly clear to me.


26 posted on 02/02/2010 11:56:42 AM PST by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: Maelstorm; Revolting cat!

If they want to protest, shouldn’t they be putting duct tape over the other end?


27 posted on 02/02/2010 12:00:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: Maelstorm; wagglebee
posed with "NOH8" tattooed on their cheeks

It's not a tattoo if it comes right off with soap and water.

I guess they aren't THAT down with the struggle.

28 posted on 02/02/2010 12:02:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: Maelstorm

Must be a huge

mental challenge

to decide

. . .

WHICH END

to duct tape!


29 posted on 02/02/2010 12:07:31 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Maelstorm

“I think if Jesus was here he’d have [a NOH8 tattoo] on his face as well,” Gale said.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Are these permanent tattoos?


30 posted on 02/02/2010 12:08:16 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: Maelstorm

“Their voices not being heard” !? Gawd you can’t shut ‘em up here in California.


31 posted on 02/02/2010 12:09:29 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: bigbob

We could send instructions and little

duct tape kits

to . . . Puhlousey, boxerface, UNFeinstein, Murtha, Barny 2Frank, et al.


32 posted on 02/02/2010 12:09:39 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: bigbob

I wonder if it would qualify as a science fair project to figure out a way to substitute at the last minute . . . super glue for the duct tape glue.


33 posted on 02/02/2010 12:10:36 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Maelstorm
“We want to get married someday,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This is **NOT** about getting married. How do we know that? We can see what happened in Massachusetts. The very instant that gay marriage was approved gay studies were introduced in the government schools. Parents were **not** permitted to remove their children because gay marriage was now the law of the land and part of the general culture.

It also has to do with beating down Christians. The Catholic Church in Massachusetts no longer does adoptions because gays now have the legal status of being “married”.

Legalizing gay marriage will have profound effects on business, landlords, hospitals, Christian charities, adoption, and even churches who have employees.

34 posted on 02/02/2010 12:16:22 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: Maelstorm
What does the “H” stand for in NOH8?
35 posted on 02/02/2010 12:18:21 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: Maelstorm
What does the “H” stand for in NOH8?
36 posted on 02/02/2010 12:18:54 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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