Dozens of people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today for what a gay and lesbian rights group has promoted as "Equality Day."
The gathering coincided with the second day of U.S. Supreme Court hearings into the Defense of Marriage Act and related issues. Several Democratic lawmakers attended the event.
Claire Cook is a regional field organizer for PROMO, the LGBT advocacy group that organized the Jefferson City rally. She said her group wants to bring awareness both to the community and to legislators.