March 21, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Ayanbadejo, Sharpton among those expected at marriage rally
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Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley outside Northwood Elementary School in Baltimore on Nov. 6 (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

The Washington Blade has obtained a list of same-sex marriage supporters who are scheduled to speak outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, D.C. Congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Republican strategists Margaret Hoover and David Frum, OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson, National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía, Rev. Al Sharpton, CNN commentator LZ Granderson, retired New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, Leadership Conference on Civil Human Rights President Wade Henderson and Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall are among expected to speak.

Craig Stowell of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, Lt. Col. Linda Campbell and a number of same-sex couples are also schedule to attend.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Supporters and opponents of marriage rights for same-sex couples are expected to gather outside the court on both days.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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