LGBTQ advocates remain hopeful outside Supreme Court

Marriage Equality supporters in Washingto D.C., March 2013.

Marriage Equality supporters in Washington D.C., March 2013. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Washington Blade

Same-sex marriage supporters who gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said they remain hopeful the justices will strike down California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. “It will change everyone’s lives, make it so much more fair and equitable,” Mara McKennen of Richmond, Va., told the Blade on Friday as she watched Dennis Niekro and Paul Richmond of Columbus, Ohio, and 24 other same-sex couples marry at the Supreme Court.

“Obviously we all want to get these rulings and are hopeful that they’re going to be everything we want,” Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson told the Blade on Monday as he left the Supreme Court. “What we know is no matter what the court does, we have to keep pushing. And we have victory within reach as long as we keep reaching.”

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