More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
VIDEO: Marriage Equality USA's Brian Silva to Thomas Roberts: The tide has turned
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts spoke with Marriage Equality USA Executive Director, Brian Silva, on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court cases, which will decide the fate of DOMA and Proposition 8. Watch the video below:
On Monday, the Washington Post and ABC News released the results of a survey which concluded that 58% of Americans now support marriage equality, the highest it's ever been. Additionally, the poll showed that American 18-24 year olds support marriage equality by an overwhelming 81%. Prop 8 will be heard before the Supreme Court next Tuesday, with DOMA being heard on Wednesday. When asked whether voters might see more pro-marriage equality republican's on the ballot in 2016, Silva answered in the affirmative, saying that being an ally is becoming "a plus not a liability" as this issue continues to become less and less partisan.
GLAAD is actively working with the Respect for Marriage Coalition, as well as with the United for Marriage coordinating team, to bring your voice to DC and make sure you are fully represented and informed. It is time for our nation's highest court to ensure that lesbian and gay couples are treated fairly under the law. Find an upcoming event near you to make clear your support for marriage equality. Visit www.glaad.org/marriage to learn more, and join us in Washington D.C. on March 26 and 27.