Monday, December 7, 2009

Saturday's Equality March at the Capitol

Between 150 and 200 people participated in the Wisconsin Equality March on Saturday. The demands of the march included equal rights for LGBTI people under the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, repeal of Wisconsin's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, and repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Char Hanson, one of the organizers of the march, sent Queery the following summary:

Everything with this march went great, the turn our was about 150-175 people. We went down State to the capitol and rallied without issue. The speakers were awesome. And the crowd although fully behind the rally and reasons, was well behaved and no problems occured. It is amazing to live here in Madison where LGBTIQ people have so much outstanding support, we need to bring that support and acceptance to the rest of the state and the rest of the country.

Coverage from other local press:

LGBT rights activists rally to show support - The Daily Cardinal

LGBT rights ralliers march to Capitol - The Badger Herald

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