Waving rainbow flags and signs, about
140 people on Saturday marched for gay marriage in Grand Rapids,
The March for Equality was sponsored by
Vote Equal, which is looking to put the issue of marriage equality up
to a vote in the state.
The protesters circled downtown Grand
Rapids, starting and ending their march at Rumors Night Club on S.
Robin Becker, a straight ally, carried
a bright pink sign which read, “3 words that will save the economy
Gay Bridal Registry,” with a “duh” hung on one corner.
Chris Silva, who organized the march
and heads Vote Equal, said that supporters have momentum on their
side, but added that he is a little nervous about two related cases
going before the Supreme Court next week.
“Either way, the trend is seeking
same-sex marriage and an end to LGBT discrimination,” Silva told
Live. “We're still going to pull ahead on these issues.”
Vote Equal, formerly Marriage Michigan,
is looking to put the issue of marriage equality up to a popular vote
support for gay marriage in Michigan.)