CODEPINK Activists Glitter GOP Candidate Tim Pawlenty at AHIP Conference in San Francisco
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(San Francisco) Activists Nancy Mancias and Chelsea Byers with the women's peace group CODEPINK took inspiration from Nick Espinosa who "glittered" Newt Gingrich at a conference in Minneapolis, and confronted Tim Pawlenty on his anti-gay and anti-reproductive rights stance at annual AHIP conference in San Francisco, with pink glitter and confetti in hand, voicing, "Where's your courage to stand up for gay and reproductive rights? Welcome to San Francisco, home of gay hero Harvey Milk!"
"We are on the cusp of a important civil rights movement and Pawlenty wants end it. He has expressed his desire to reinstate 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'", states CODEPINK campaigner Nancy Mancias. "He's vetoed equal rights legislation in his home state of Minnesota."
Mancias and Byers were escorted out of the conference center by the San Francisco Police Department.