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Fewer Than 2,000 Attend ’March for Marriage’ in D.C.

Thursday Jun 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Opponents of same-sex marriage have held a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, with some speakers suggesting civil disobedience to protest laws related to the continuing spread of gay marriage.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says federal and state judges had exceeded their powers in recent rulings striking down state bans on gay marriage. He says "there’s a time to stand up against laws that have become unjust."

Other speakers at Thursday’s event included former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the Rev. Bill Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, and the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone.

The crowd appeared to number between 1,000 and 2,000; there was no official estimate.

The rally was sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage

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  • Wayne M., 2014-06-19 21:16:23

    To suggest civil disobedience in an effort to deny people the right to make responsible choices for their own lives only proves that opponents of marriage equality are bigoted. As for Huckabee’s comments that courts and judges have exceeded their powers in defending the human, civil and equality rights of same-sex couples, that is not a new argument. It was the same argument used when courts struck down segregation laws.


  • Bob K, 2014-06-19 23:00:11

    MAYBE NOW THOSE COMPLACENT CATHOLICS WHO DO NOT SPEAK UP will run Cornhole di Leone out of San Francsico. Somebody pick a day and tell every catholic of good will to either stay home from mass or walk out in the middle


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