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Marriage equality rally held in Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

People rallied Monday night in support of marriage equality, one day before the United States Supreme Court begins to reconsider Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Marriage Equality Rally was held at the Federal Courthouse on Main Street in Hartford, and is expected to last until 8 p.m.

Similar events are being held across the country as the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments both in support of, and against same-sex marriage.

The rally in Hartford was one of 170 taking place throughout the United States.

According to the Hartford event's Facebook page, it's considered to be a "powerful, inspiring and peaceful rally," which included a march down Main Street.

The rally's organizer said its standing for everyone to have a right to marry.

"I'm here because I believe strongly in marriage equality," said Daniel Schlorff, who supports marriage equality. "It's a possibility that the governor is stepping into religious territory by saying who is and who isn't allowed to be married."

Anyone wishing to attend was encouraged to bring candles, banners and/or signs in support of same-sex marriage.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was expected to speak at the event.

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