Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mass Walkout @ Michigan Law School Graduation #LGBT

The keynote speaker at the 2011 University of Michigan Law School Graduation was anti-gay U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). Why, except that he is a U-M alum, was the question asked by many.
A gay-rights group passed out rainbow ribbons and a protest sheet to those enteringHill Auditorium, asking for a massive but dignified walkout when Sen. Portman spoke.
Sen. Portman was the 2nd of three speakers, and when he was introduced, at least 1/3 of the audience and of the graduates silently walked out; returning only after Senator Portman finished his speech. It kept the ceremony dignified for the sake of the grads, but made the point that many support gay rights and are against the philosophies of Senator Portman.
The 3rd speaker, a Law School graduate, explained that he and many others wore rainbow tassels in support of their LGBT classmates.
It was awesome.

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