Interviews: Chris Geidner
Video: Sean Bugg, Yusef Najafi
Producer: Sean Bugg
August 16, 2010
On Sunday, Aug. 15, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) brought its ”Summer of Marriage” bus tour to an end on the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol, where the group’s president Brian Brown and Maryland preacher Harry Jackson headlined a series of speakers who claimed the District’s marriage equality law had stolen the civil rights of the city’s residents.
At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a coalition of LGBT organizations celebrated that same law with ”The Big Commit,” a rally staged to both oppose the rhetoric of NOM and to engage the community in a renewed commitment to build on the success in D.C. to achieve full equality for LGBT people.