Here in the Hoosier state we're known for being, shall we say, a little conservative. I've lived in a few different cities around the state, but one of my least favorite places that I've lived was Columbus. It's a small, podunk town that has a "We're better than you!" attitude that it doesn't deserve. Originally home to three Fortune 500 companies, the sleepy town has amazing architecture thanks to all the rich executives that have lived there through the years. Unfortunately, it also has the Republican leanings that come with a bunch of rich folks running a small town...
So how refreshing was it to see that a pro gay marriage protest was held in Columbus? You'll notice that the Columbus Republic newspaper saw fit to give the protest three (very) small paragraphs. (After having done gay activism in Columbus and knowing everything that those poor folks have to do to live a halfway decent life surrounded by conservative idiots I'm actually shocked that the Republic would even cover the event. Usually they'd simply ignore anything not endorsed by the Republican party!)
About 25 gathered for Marital Freedom March at Mill Race Park beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Gay and straight people of all ages showed their support for same-sex marriages and voiced their goals for equal rights among gay couples.
The group marched from the park to Bartholomew County Courthouse and back to the park, as they chanted phrases including, "legalize equality," "support gay marriage" and "gay rights are civil rights."
Look after the jump for some commentary from a witness.