LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The debate over same-sex marriage will take center stage this week in the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices are set to take up appeals over Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
A number of same-sex marriage supporters gathered on the steps Los Angeles City Hall Sunday for a 6:30 p.m. rally.
Shirley Jensen attended the rally with her son, whose long-time partner died several years ago. Jensen herself recently became widowed.
"When my husband passed away, I was afforded many legal options that cost me nothing," said Jensen. "Not for my son. Nothing. And it's time, it's past time, that we all live equally."
Meanwhile, marriage equality supporters around the nation have been rallying in every state this weekend.
"Sometimes it takes time for the legalities to catch up," said Jane Wishon with Marriage Equality USA. "But I really can't understand why the Supreme Court would allow Prop 8 to remain in place, especially since now a majority of Californians do support same-sex marriage."
Supporters of Prop 8 are fighting to uphold the ban. They say the Supreme Court should not override the democratic process by imposing a decision.