July 18, 2013

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A day after protest and arrests at a city council meeting, members of a South Valley community remain at odds.

Neither side would back down on their stance toward a gay pride proclamation by the mayor.

Porterville City Hall was quiet Wednesday afternoon after a heated council meeting Tuesday night that ended with three people in jail.

The three gay activists who were arrested Tuesday night were released from jail Wednesday. As it appears, the gay rights community in Porterville and several city council members are no closer to making amends.

Police quickly detained three gay rights activists who, holding up signs, protested in Porterville's City Council Chambers after the council voted 3-2 to take back a gay pride proclamation made by the mayor in June.

"What Porterville folks in city hall both staff and city council need to learn is city hall is not a church," said Barry Caplan with Gay Porterville.