The state fair booth of Minnesota for
Marriage, the coalition of mostly Christian conservative groups
supporting a proposed gay marriage ban, was glitter bombed from the
air over the Labor Day weekend.
Minnesota for Marriage includes the
Minnesota Family Council, the Minnesota Catholic Conference and the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most
vociferous opponent of marriage equality.
The coalition, which had previously set
up its informational booth outside the fairgrounds, in front of the
Church of the Holy Childhood, on Thursday announced it had secured a
booth inside the fairgrounds. Minnesotans United for All Families,
the coalition opposed to the marriage amendment, wasn't so lucky.
They talked to fair-goers from inside the booths of the Minnesota
Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL), Greens and Independent parties.
In a video posted on YouTube,
protesters riding in the fair's Sky Ride are seen showering the booth
with glitter from the air.
“Where's our booth,” yells one
“Equality for all,” another says.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The incident is the latest use of
glittering for gay rights.
last month, about 100 protesters lined up outside one of the
Christian counseling centers run by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's
husband Marcus Bachmann to protest allegations that the clinic
attempts to “cure”gay people of their sexuality. The
demonstration included a man playing Mr. Bachmann being doused with
Other anti-gay rights presidential
candidates, including former
House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, have also been glitter bombed.