The anti-Trump overtones of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., encouraged a potpourri of other causes besides feminism to rear their heads Saturday afternoon.

While many of the chants and signs represented different facets of the liberal feminist movement, many of the spin-off causes had little to do with women’s rights. They tended to be anti-Trump sentiments, liberal talking points or both. Some, like rights for disabled people and term limits for Congress, were non-partisan issues.

Pro-lifers would have had a voice at the March, but the March banned a pro-life group at the last minute saying they did not represent women’s rights.

Here are 15 issues the March adopted.

1. Abortion on demand

2. Feminism: Anti-misogyny, combating sexual assault, equal pay for women

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3. Anti-Trump

4. Pro-Hillary

5. LGBT rights

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6. Immigration

7. Combating Racism, Black Lives Matter

8. Gun control

9. Climate change/environmentalism

10. Disability rights

11. Socialism

12. Anti-fascism

13. Incarcerated women, especially black women

14. No cuts for Medicare, Social Security

15. Anti-Catholic

Bonus cause: Michelle Obama 2020

As they marched the protesters chanted, “Hands too small, can’t build the wall,” “Impeach Donald Trump,” “Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers,” “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like,” and the familiar “Love trumps hate.”

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