Almost 100 protesters gather in support of same-sex marriage in downtown Champaign - KMOV.com

Almost 100 protesters gather in support of same-sex marriage in downtown Champaign

With nine simple words, Caroline Nappo tried to keep a disappointing day in perspective for her fellow same-sex marriage supporters.

"I don't think we'll have to wait that long," said the Champaign resident.

Nappo was one of the nearly 100 protesters who gathered Tuesday evening at the corner of Neil and Main streets in downtown Champaign in front of the Susan B. Anthony monument. The demonstrators gathered to protest a ruling earlier in the day by the California Supreme Court that upheld Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state.

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