Several hundred supporters of gay marriage and several dozen opponents (the latter mainly religious and mainly opposed to abominations in general, single or betrothed), gathered at the Supreme Court today while it heard arguments.
The Cato Institute filed an amicus brief. reason magazine covers it here; the DC gay news weekly Metroweekly covers it here.
Most of the crowd was aware of the arguments being advanced in some detail and felt the court will uphold gay marriage decisions of lower federal courts. They just aren’t sure whether it will be upheld as a Constitutional right that exists that all states must recognize, or whether it will just be that all states must recognize via the “full faith and credit” clause any gay marriage from another state.
(I will be uploading photos and videos to this post throughout the afternoon.)
Here’s a lesbian couple who’ve been together 33 years:
Here’s a reporter from the conservative Media Research Center interviewing someone with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:
One of many “Gay-9s” in attendance. While they ranged from Italian greyhounds to bulldogs to muts, this rainbow ascoted poodle was the gayest of them all.
Here’s a reporter from Mother Jones interviewing the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:
A fairy was granting marriage equality wishes with a sparkly wand:
There was chanting back and forth between he pro- and anti-gay forces:
New Yorker Jimmy LaSalvia, formerly of Log Cabin Republicans and then founder of GoProud, now an Independent, was here just to visit his former town of residence (D.C.)
Supporters of marriage equality unfurl a rainbow banner:
(Libertarian and LGBT groups may use any of these photos or videos, just give a photo credit.)