Group Celebrates 2 Years of Marriage Equality

Jun 26, 2017

Druid City Pride board members at Saturday's anniversary event
Credit Alex AuBuchon / APR

An LGBT rights organization in Tuscaloosa celebrated the anniversary of a monumental Supreme Court decision this past weekend.

Today is the two-year anniversary of the court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that ultimately guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the United States. Druid City Pride, a community organization in Tuscaloosa, commemorated the occasion with food, music, and a fundraising raffle.

Russell Howard is the director of Druid City Pride. He says he wants to keep seeing progress toward LGBT equality in Alabama.

“We want to stay moving forward, keep our nation moving forward and Alabama moving forward. You do need to keep in the back of your head, though, the Supreme Court changes, decisions can be overturned. And it’s something that we as a community will be working to try to push forward, not revert back.”

A main focus of the weekend’s event was fundraising for Druid City Pride’s annual PrideFest. Unlike many pride events which took place earlier this month, Tuscaloosa’s PrideFest will be held October 15.