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Evan Wolfson, Kate Kendell and Jon Davidson at Tuesday's Marriage Rally

GLAAD is on the ground in Washington DC all day today, as the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments in cases that will decide the future of Prop. 8 and DOMA. We spoke with three of the most influential figures in the movement for marriage equality, all of whom were in the courtroom when arguments were heard.

Los Angeles Rallies for Marriage Equality

On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.

Future Parades Would Have To Allow Gay-Related Groups

Chris Seelbach says he and a majority of council members signed one that would require organizers of any parades that take city money to adhere to the city’s anti-discrimination policy. The city’s Human Rights Ordinance includes protection for gay people. This came up last week when the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade refused to let GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network), which works to educate against bullying gay kids in school, to walk in the parade. That prompted most council members to pull out of the parade.

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March 22, 2013

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