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A Tale of Two Rallies [video]

NOM brings its campaign against gay families to a close, while marriage equality supporters celebrate D.C.'s achievement with ''The Big Commit''

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.

NOM brings its campaign against gay families to a close, while marriage equality supporters celebrate D.C.’s achievement with ”The Big Commit”

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