More than 10K supporters expected in downtown Raleigh this weekend
With the pending vote on North Carolina Amendment One to define marriage as between a man and a woman, more than 10,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Raleigh this Saturday.
North Carolina is the last of the Southeastern states to vote on a constitutional definition of marriage, and Raleigh has the third-highest percentage of same-sex couples with children among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more.
Same-sex families and supporters of gay rights are expected to converge to show their disdain for the amendment, as well as to celebrate gay rights. OutRaleigh, a LGBT Center of Raleigh program, will host its annual street festival Saturday. The family-friendly event provides a safe and welcoming environment for all people to have fun and learn about issues affecting neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The event will include guest speakers, live entertainment, a KidsZone and an expo area.
To learn more about the event, visit www.outraleigh.org.