WASHINGTON (AP) - August 15, 2010
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.