03/26/2013 09:48 am ET

Hundreds March For Marriage Equality In Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times:

In an action coordinated with cities across the nation, hundreds of LGBT Chicagoans and allies marched through the city's streets demanding equal marriage as the U.S. Supreme Court readies to hear arguments in two marriage cases.

Approximately 400 people attended the Federal Plaza rally, organized against the national Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, which both ban same-sex marriage.

Speaking at the rally were veteran LGBT activists including Vernita Gray, Andy Thayer, Rick Garcia and Kim Hunt.

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