Athletes, activists and politicians will step up to the speaker's podium during the national marriage equality rally taking place outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26. That's the first day of oral arguments in marriage equality cases before the high court.
The rally is set to start at about 8:30 a.m. Speakers include: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Superbowl champion and Baltimore Ravens linebacker; Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral; Margaret Hoover, GOP strategist and political commentator; Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey, a Phoenix couple together for more than 50 years; David Frum, GOP strategist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush; Allyson Robinson, executive director of OutServe-SLDN; Craig Stowell and his wife, Berta, a former Marine and conservative Republican; Andy McNeil and Todd Bludworth, fathers to twins; Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza; Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens; the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist; LZ Granderson, CNN and ESPN commentator; Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, who was granted the first same-sex spousal burial in a U.S. national cemetery for her partner; and Bishop Gene Robinson and his daughter Ella Robinson.
The court is at First and East Capitol Streets NE.
In addition to the capital demonstration, the United for Marriage coalition is helping to coordinate more than 150 gatherings in all 50 states.
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