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Young Blood

Young Blood

A group of home schooled students attended the protest with parents. The point of the exercise? A lesson in citizenship and civil rights according to one mother.

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Protesters Gather

Protesters Gather

About 75 people from various local groups, including Metro Justice, the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and the Genesee Valley Civil Liberties Union attended the protest at noon.

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Protesters at the County Building

Protesters at the County Building

Protestors assembled twice on Monday - once at the lunch hour, and then again between 4 and 6 p.m.

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Peaceful Protest

Peaceful Protest

A single police officer mingled with the crowd at the noon protest - a stark contrast to the large police presence at recent public meetings inside the county office building when the public defender selection process was discussed.

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Diverse Turnout

Diverse Turnout

Members of the progressive religious community also turned out to support Martinez and Golden.

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At the Center

At the Center

Lisa Ann Golden (left) and Patricia Martinez (right) are the couple that married in Canada. Martinez is an employee of Monroe Community College, and brought the suit to win health benefits for Golden.

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