Hundreds march against “police brutality”, and it’s on every channel, THOUSANDS march against gay marriage and the liberal media is silent.
On Saturday, several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington Â against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days.
Currently, individual states are responsible for determining marriage laws, with 37 out of 50 US states and the capital Washington legalizing gay unions. Tuesday will begin the top court consideration as toÂ whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed in the United States, with a final decision expected in June.
Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, “A Child Needs a Father and a Mother” and “March for Truth.” Organizers say the head count reached up to 10,000 though police did not have an official number.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the crowd,Â “We will not be silenced… we are not alone.”
Other rally speakers included New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, reality TV star Josh Duggar, and Janet Crouse of the World Congress of Families.
“The outpouring of support from the faith and pro-family communities has been amazing, and is a reflection of how important we see this opportunity to demand of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that they respect our values and our votes in support of preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” NOM President Brian Brown said in a statement before Saturday’s march.
Some had traveled from out of town to show support for the anti-gay marriage cause.Â The thousands-strong crowd included people who came in more than 150 buses, said NOM organizers. Many of the â€œMarch For Marriageâ€ signs were in Spanish, as the crowd was diverse in ethnicity and age.
Citing the Bible, Hiram Garcia, 49, from Philadelphia, told AFP that legalizing gay marriages would create “a Godless society, where people are far from God.”
There were very few counter-protests. One man ran through the crowd saying, â€œYouâ€™re all on the wrong side,â€ and a woman silently carried a sign for marriage equality at the Supreme Court. At least one gay flag was waved at the marchers.
James Hankins, 26, one of about 100 marchers who rode in buses from Detroit gave a simple yet powerful statement explaining is reason for being there.
â€œWhat we stand for is that marriage is between a man and a woman the way God ordained,â€ Mr. Hankins said. â€œThatâ€™s why we stand here. Thatâ€™s why we march.â€