As the Supreme Court began two days of arguments over gay marriage on Tuesday, Mid-Southerners gathered at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center for a vigil for marriage equality.
The event in the Cooper-Young district of Memphis was one of more than a 100 hundred taking place in cities and towns around the country Tuesday evening. More than 200 of all ages came together to support equal rights.
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The event was organized by the Center's Gen Q group, which is made up of college students. They felt it was important to have an event like this as the Supreme Court considers two potentially landmark cases that could change federal law concerning same-sex marriage.
Some of those in attendance at the Memphis vigil have been fighting for equal rights for decades and couldn't believe the issue is in front of the Supreme Court.
Another message during the vigil was that some of the speakers cautioned the high court may not issue a sweeping ruling clearing the way for gay marriage. But they say this is a step in the right direction and this fight for equal rights will continue.