By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A few dozen marriage equality supporters gathered in front of the Federal Building at 7th and Market Streets in Philadelphia on Monday evening for a rally ahead of the Supreme Court taking up the issue Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Braving the cold rain, supporters chanted and cheered with each speaker who made arguments that this is about basic rights — rights that State Representative Brian Sims says should already be guaranteed to each American.

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“These rights are ours in this country by birth and by law, and what we are asking is that they are finally recognized,” Sims explained.

Jay Lassiter, a blogger from Cherry Hill and a member of Garden State Equality, says that regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision, he’s confident that one day, things will be equal.

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“Getting through the AIDs crisis is what propelled us to this point so quickly, within a generation. So, come what may, whatever comes out of D.C., we’ll stand together and we’ll be politically more powerful because of that solidarity,” Lassiter said.