Hundreds rally in Denver for marriage equality

9:03 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Over the next two days, the Supreme Court will consider two cases that could potentially transform gay marriage.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California. Then, Justices will discuss the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage being between a man and a woman.

Monday evening, more than a hundred people gathered in downtown Denver outside the federal courthouse to show their support for marriage equality.

"I've been with my partner for almost eight years, and we want to get married. We think we should have the right to do that," Jeff Allen, founder of Support Marriage Equality in Colorado, said.

Amy Foster also attended the rally. She believes years from now Americans will look back and wonder why marriage equality didn't happen sooner.

"Interracial marriage used to be against the law and then in 1967 they viewed it as unconstitutional," Foster said.

At the same time, many Americans believe things should remain the way they are and that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would never support marriage equality at an even this past week.

"I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It's what I grew up with. It's what I believe. It's what my church teaches me," he said.

Boehner's views are echoed around many homes in Colorado and around the rest of the country.

Both sides will be paying close attention to the discussions and decisions being tossed around on Tuesday and Wednesday.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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