Merced residents and gay rights activists Eileen Vidales, left, and Leslie Johnston post a "No on Proposition 8" sign at the intersection of McKee Road and East South Bear Creek Drive on Tuesday morning. The November ballot measure seeks to eliminate marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Merced residents and gay rights activists Eileen Vidales, left, and Leslie Johnston post a "No on Proposition 8" sign at the intersection of McKee Road and East South Bear Creek Drive on Tuesday morning. The November ballot measure seeks to eliminate marriage rights for same-sex couples. Merced Sun-Star photo by George MacDonald
Merced residents and gay rights activists Eileen Vidales, left, and Leslie Johnston post a "No on Proposition 8" sign at the intersection of McKee Road and East South Bear Creek Drive on Tuesday morning. The November ballot measure seeks to eliminate marriage rights for same-sex couples. Merced Sun-Star photo by George MacDonald

Ballot initiative on same-sex marriage fuels passionate campaigns in Merced

October 15, 2008 05:50 AM