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PUNCHES fly as gay marriage advocates and opponents clash outside Supreme Court while landmark case is heard inside

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I thought this guy looked really familiar.



Then it came to me,it was the picture of one of our more articulate activist members used as his avatar.



I have noticed the poster in question disappears for some time, he is probably out protesting.



When he returns he gets into multi -page arguments with anyone that will cross keyboards with him.



 



 



 



Gay marriage advocate Sergei Kostin punched opponent in the FACE




  • Police describe him as a 'professional activist' who was part of Occupy DC

  • Kostin rallied for Trayvon Martin, whose killer claimed he was attacked first

  • Now Kostin claims he was striking back after he took a punch to the gut


By David Martosko



  Midway through a National Organization protest in front of the US Supreme Court building, punches flew. One, which landed on the face of a marcher, was thrown by gay marriage advocate Sergei Kostin, a former Occupy DC member whom a source in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department described as a 'professional activist.'



The other was a gut-punch that Kostin told MailOnline provoked him - one that no one else saw. If that punch flew, one observer countered, however, it's not clear how hard it could have been.



But if the swinging fists were half-imagined, the ideological confrontation on Tuesday was genuine. Both sides of the debate were out in force, with Christian opponents easily outnumbering advocates for gay marriage.



Inside, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could determine whether the federal government or the 50 states will decide what a marriage is.



 



 



Yahoo! News reported that the cast of characters included a drag queen in a rainbow tutu and devil horns, cross-carrying Christians who knelt in prayer, and a host of other activists.



The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) marchers 'were met by another small group of people that had stretched out a rainbow flag in front of them,' according to Yahoo.



 



When they refused to budge from the street, NOM organizers urged everyone to just go around them. A NOM demonstrator began arguing with one of the men holding the flag, Sergei Kostin, and tried to push him out of the way.'



Enter the fisticuffs.



Neither the Metropolitan Police Department nor the National Park Police said they had any knowledge of the altercation, and no arrests were made.



 



 



In a telephone interview with MailOnline, Kostin said he only threw an uppercut after he was attacked first, when he stepped between the anti-gay-marriage crowd and a lone sign-carrying woman, in an attempt to protect her.



'This gentleman had his hand on my chest,' Kostin said. 'I've been an activist for several years, and that kind of stuff doesn't bother me. But when he got closer to me, he threw a punch into my stomach.'



'In turn, when he did that I reacted back to him. That's when I clocked him.'



Kostin said no law enforcement officers intervened, and he hasn't heard from any since the confrontation.



He doesn't know the identity of the man he struck - only that he was 'twice my size.'



Kostin confirmed that he was a longtime member of the Occupy DC contingent that maintained an encampment in DC's McPherson Square for nearly nine months, ending in June 2012.



 



He also protested the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. Martin, a black teen, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who said Martin attacked him first.



Kostin himself is arguing the same about his confrontation in front of the Supreme Court, claiming that he was attacked before he threw his own punch.



Asked whether he would meet force with force again - and what would Gandhi do? - Kostin said he would think about it.



'When you get aggressive, then my passive resistance draws a line,' he explained. 'Passive resistance is passive, yes, but there's also that word "resistance" in there.'



'Physically assaulting me? I guess it wasn't Ghandiism. It's not my personality to do something like that.'



 



 



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Kostin took up the cause of the late Trayvon Martin in 2012. Martin, a black teen, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who said Martin attacked him first. Kostin himself is arguing the same about his confrontation in front of the Supreme Court, claiming that he was attacked before he threw a punch that landed on a man's face.



 



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one effen punch by a silly sally, light in the loafers, professional activist and we generate all of this PG forum chit. Effen Amazing. What a waste of oxygen. This thead makes msnbc look almost human..

 

I wander back now and again and each time the place if less than it was before. I may have to reinstate the C&P Policy to save your silly butts from a boring , slow leaky death.

 

Oh the Humanity!:beatin:

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