By Caroline May, The Daily Caller, July 25, 2010
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is traveling around the country on a month-long tour promoting traditional marriage. The "Summer for Marriage Tour 2010: One Man One Woman" is targeting some of the key battleground areas in the ongoing debate over gay marriage.
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy and one of the event's speakers, told The Daily Caller that the group plans to stop in 23 cities in 19 states. "We recognize we need to get out there and rally the troops," she said. "Our goal is to attract and educate supporters and activists"
While tour participants have been peaceful, gay rights activists at a couple stops have responded with venom, according to Brian Brown, president of the NOM.
Last Saturday, the tour stopped in Albany, New York and last Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. In both places, Brown said, marriage advocates were besieged by gay rights protesters.