Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Marchers take on inequality at NC Pride Parade

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From the Durham Herald-Sun: Marchers take on inequality BY GINNY SKALSKI : The Herald-Sun gskalski@heraldsun.com Sep 24, 2005 : 9:59 pm ET DURHAM -- It can be hard to stand out when you're marching in a parade behind floats with dancing drag queens, shirtless bikers donning leather vests and adorable dogs sporting rainbow-colored bandanas. But one group of gay marriage supporters carrying poles with hundreds of dangling hearts had no trouble eliciting cheers from the scores of people who lined up along Duke University's East Campus wall Saturday to watch the 21st annual N.C. Pride Parade. Hundreds of people hollered and applauded when the group from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh walked down West Main Street raising poles covered with foam hearts decorated with messages like "love should not be legislated" and "love is for all." "We're showing that there is a significant amount of support for marriage equality within faith communities," said Tracy Hollister, the project leader for the Equal Hearts campaign. To read the full article, click here