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OneNewsNow: Supporters to March for Marriage

 

Charlie Butts of American Family News:

Supporters of traditional marriage will march in Washington, DC, on March 26 -- the same day the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in two major marriage cases: DOMA and Proposition 8.

Thomas Peters of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) reports that the Marriage March will go from the National Mall to the Supreme Court building and back, as justices hear arguments in California's Proposition 8 case on defining traditional marriage as the law of the state and a constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

"The purpose [of the march] is to show that the American people are strongly supportive of the only institution that ties mothers and fathers to their children and vice versa," Peters shares. "So, we've got a large coalition of African-American pastors, of pro-family organizations [and] various other church groups."

He says it is crucial that supporters of traditional marriage show up.

"We see a lot of efforts by the other side to make up this notion that the debate over marriage is over, that gay marriage is the future," the NOM spokesman observes. "Well, to show them that that's not the case, that marriage is always as it's always been understood is worth protecting -- showing up for the march is the perfect way to do that."

Learn more at our newly-released full website: www.MarriageMarch.org.