NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Elected officials joined hundreds of demonstrators in Greenwich Village on Sunday afternoon for a march and rally for gay marriage rights.
The march began at the famous Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street – the site of the 1969 demonstrations against a police riot that is often credited with starting the modern gay rights movement. The marchers continued eastward to Washington Square Park, where the rally was held.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments on Hollingsworth v. Perry. That case is a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a referendum that voters adopted in 2008. The state constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriages, in the first-ever instance of marriage rights being taken away in a state where they were already legal.