Thousands marched on Thursday on the Capitol lawn in support for traditional marriage.
People chanted, “one man, one woman” during the rally and held signs in favor of traditional marriage.
“It’s biblically correct, not politically correct.” Cheryl Rupp, a 65-year-old woman said, of traditional marriage.
The March for Marriage was meant to show lawmakers that many Americans still support traditional marriage. However, a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute found that 53 percent of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
“When you take time from your busy schedule to come out for an event like this it shows them that it’s important,” said Elaine Franco, who brought their 8-year-old daughter. “And if you don’t stand up for your principles, then what are you?”
The rally included speakers such as Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
“They will figure out this truth about marriage,” Cordileone said.
The rally ended the rally with a march from the Capitol lawn to the Supreme Court.
Also Thursday, a small group of gay marriage supporters rallied at the Capitol.
“It’s great that they can do their thing, but I also wanted to give my opinion,” Roach said.
Publication date: June 20, 2014