Members of the gay and lesbian community rallied Saturday afternoon to demand increased security, on the heels of recent assaults on several people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The group Make the Road By Walking organized the march in Bushwick.
Meanwhile, days after same-sex marriage became legal in California, gay rights advocates are trying to make sure that right is not short lived.
They’re asking the state’s highest court to keep an initiative off the ballot in November that would again ban gay marriage. Lawyers for Equality California argue the proposal should be invalidated because its impact was not made clear to voters who signed petitions to qualify the measure.
That was done before the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions.
Gay couples have been allowed to marry in the state since Monday.