John M. Becker

WATCH: Hate, Love on Display Outside Supreme Court

Filed By John M. Becker | April 30, 2015 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Fiona Dawson, gay marriage, marriage equality, rally, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the eyes of LGBT people, allies, and equality opponents across the country and around the world were fixed on the U.S. Supreme Court as it considered the question of whether the Constitution protects the right of same-gender couples to legally marry.

As oral arguments took place inside the building, supporters of both marriage equality and marriage discrimination converged on the plaza outside to express their views and be present during this moment of great historical importance. In many ways, the crowd of hundreds was representative of the country at large: a clear majority of demonstrators favored the freedom to marry, but the contingent of equality opponents was sizable, deeply disturbed by the country's swift and decisive rejection of their prejudicial views, and very, very vocal about it.

Equality advocate, media personality, and TransMilitary director/producer Fiona Dawson was on the scene for Bilerico, and she's compiled an exclusive video report on the rally. If you couldn't get down to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, it'll make you feel like you were there; if you were, it's a great way to relive the drama of that morning.

Watch and share!

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.