Hundreds of gay rights activists marched Sunday in India's capital to demand greater rights.

The demonstrators sang songs, waved placards and carried a 50-foot rainbow-colored banner as they marched through the streets of New Delhi, the AP reported.

After the march, activists listened to speakers at Jantar Mantar, the astronomical site built in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.

“It's a matter of choice, and I think each one of us has the right to choose,” said Ashok Chauhan, an 40-year-old advertising executive.

The Delhi High Court in 2009 struck down laws which criminalized gay sex by imposing fines and jail sentences of up to 10 years.

However, the AP reported that many marchers in Sunday's parade obscured their identities by covering their faces with scarves or masks.