About 30-40 people came to protest President Obama's DOMA brief at today's DNC fundraiser at Fenway Park in Boston, headlined by Vice President Biden. It was part of a coordinated effort to close down the "gayTM" -- all the millions that the gay constituency gives to the Democratic Party, without any results.
The protests were in response to President Obama's Department of Justice, which issued a brief supporting the government's Defense of Marriage Act, preventing gay couples from receiving federal benefits even if in legally committed relationships. In the brief written by the DoJ, it compared gay relationships to incestuous relationships as justification for legally refusing to recognize same-sex marriages, going way beyond what was necessary in the case.
Some key moments of the protests: Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Mayor Boston both attended the event, but neither of them recognized the protesters. MassEquality's Scott Gortikov attended the fundraiser despite the protesters and Obama administration brief. Lastly, the police pushed protesters back beyond the original protest area, to the extant that it made it very difficult to have a fair voice in protesting.
Note: the Boston Herald covered the event here and I wrote a more expansive post of the event at Pam's House Blend.
Here's some videos from the event.