Marching to make a stand – Adriano Contreras, writing on behalf of the Civil Rights Front in Rochester, N.Y., explains why people are ready to rally at the National Equality March.

Why we’re marching:

Because we’re equal.

“I believe we’re equal. If you believe we’re equal, it’s time to act like it. A free and equal people do not settle for compromises. We do not accept timelines where we can’t get that this year, but maybe if we fight for five years, we can get marriage in 20 years, and on and on. No–now is the time.”