A church in Austin, Minnesota held an anti-gay marriage rally on Sunday. The Austin Herald reports:
More than 50 people came to an anti-gay marriage rally at the Faith Evangelical Free Church parking lot in Austin Sunday, seeking to muster support to defeat a gay marriage bill in the state Legislature. Organizers from Minnesotans for Marriage handed out signs, gave speeches and asked residents to tell their local legislators marriage is a public institution created to protect children. “We are not against anyone’s rights,” Crystal Crocker, grassroots development and messaging director for Minnesota for Marriage, told the crowd gathered. “[Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender people] have all the rights to live as they choose. But they do not have the right to redefine marriage.”
You see, that’s the thing. They don’t have “all the rights”. In fact, gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota don’t even have civil unions. But For our opponents, this is never been about the facts.
It’s kind of funny though – in France, or marriage equality is about to become a reality, they had a demonstration and 50,000 people showed up. Here in the US, where federal marriage equality still seems like a faraway dream, build a rally and only 50 people come.