On March 26th and 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases, respectively, which are fundamentally about whether same-sex couples, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans should have the same rights and freedoms as everyone else. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will make rulings by June, on whether or not it is constitutional for the federal government to deny a minority of U.S. citizens’ rights and privileges under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and whether or not to uphold the decision striking down Prop 8, where a majority of Californians voted to take rights away from a targeted minority.
GAY U.S.A. will be in Washington D.C. from March 23, filming the events surrounding the SCOTUS arguments and interviewing participants.
Do you realize how important your presence at an event or rally is, this March 2013?
The LGBT community and supporters are planning events nationwide, to rally in support of marriage equality and full equality for gay,lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, while many thousands plan to converge on Washington D.C.
Counter protests by NOM and others opposing marriage equality are also expected and so it is very important that the gay community turn out in force.
Most of America is supportive of equal rights for gay Americans and for marriage equality, yet a few Justices of the Supreme Court will decide our fate. It is a known fact that the SCOTUS Justices are swayed by the populace and the evolution of our culture. Coming OUT to rally at the steps of SCOTUS or at an event in your own town will show them that we are numerous and that we want our rights. Your voice must be heard this month.