It was probably a very surprising sight yesterday for people in San Francisco and New York City. Simultaneously, thousands of people marched across the bridges on opposite sides of the nation in demonstration for marriage equality.
California is the second state in the union, after Massachusetts, to have full marriage equality for all citizens. New York state now recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages, but does not currently offer them. The twin events were sponsored by Marriage Equality USA and Marriage Equality New York.
This marks the fifth year that gay and lesbian couples, and their allies, have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. In San Francisco, pro-equality supporters marched across the equally-iconic Golden Gate Bridge. According to Marriage Equality New York, chapter members upstate in Albany also marched across bridges in their local community to raise awareness for marriage equality.