Opponents of same-sex marriage rally outside U.S. Capitol

August 15, 2010 6:50:55 PM PDT
More than 100 mostly African-American opponents of same-sex marriage have rallied under threatening skies outside the U.S. Capitol.

Bishop Neavelle Coles of the Church of God in Christ told the cheering crowd today that -- quote -- "same-sex marriage is not a civil right -- it is a civil wrong!"

The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, a former D.C. congressman and civil rights leader, said gays and lesbians have rights, but children need both a father and a mother.

Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of Stand4MarriageDC, predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately uphold the rights of voters to ban same-sex marriage.

A handful of gay right advocates held signs and one shouted on a bullhorn until they were moved aside by Capitol Police.


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