After three days of protesting gay marriage, the Hall family was exhausted. Their stash of supplies — homemade sandwiches, sunflower seeds and sliced vegetables — had been depleted. And the monotonous routine of holding up handwritten placards had lost much of its novelty.
“We are very weary at the end of the day,” Rebecca Hall as she stood outside the ornate Senate gallery Wednesday night. “But it’s worth it.”
Over the last few weeks, the family — Rebecca, 36, Craig, 43, and James, 9 — had concluded that their Christian faith required them to travel 150 miles each way from Owego, N.Y., near Binghamton, to Albany to defend traditional marriage.
“We feel this bill is bad for the New York and the whole country,” Mr. Hall said.
They did not yell or scream as state senators and their staff members passed. Their signs spoke for them.
“Just say no to same-sex marriage,” read one. “Stand for marriage,” declared another. -- NYTimes' CityRoom Blog
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