Washington DC, USA: Marriage Equality Rallies Planned for US Supreme Court

Written by scott on March 12th, 2013

Defense of Marriage ActTwo marriage equality rallies are planned for the days the US Supreme Court hears the Prop 8/DOMA cases. The Washington Blade has the details:

Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters are expected to attend a March 26 rally at the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear oral arguments on a case that challenges the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. The Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Marriage Equality USA, the Family Equality Council, the New Organizing Institute, GetEqual and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation are among the groups that will organize the event under the United for Marriage banner. The Washington Blade has learned Republican supporters of nuptials for gays and lesbians, servicemembers and civil rights leaders are among those who are scheduled to speak at a rally.

A smaller rally is scheduled to take place at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27 as the justices hear oral arguments in the case that challenges the Defense of Marriage Act. The National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council and other groups opposed to same-sex marriage are scheduled to hold their own event on March 26.

If you can’t attend, there are more than a hundred other local marriage equality rallies planned for across the US.

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