The battle over gay rights has escalated to a frenzy in the past year: Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California last year, and religious fanatics have put a referendum on the ballot in Washington this November attempting to repeal the rights of domestic partners. But several states have also legalized gay marriage. This weekend, the National Equality March will stomp and scream on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C., to demand that Congress keep gay rights on the agenda. And the local action—part of the two-day LGBT Equality Weekend—will march from Volunteer Park today at 2:00 p.m. to the federal courthouse downtown. Other events include a symposium at Seattle University and an AIDS vigil on Saturday. (Visit for a complete schedule.)