Opposite Sex Marriage Rally to be Held in Trenton on Capitol Steps Sunday, October 21
Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716
TRENTON, Oct. 19 /Standard Newswire/ -- A statewide marriage rally supporting marriage between only opposite sexes will be held this Sunday, October 21 in Trenton on the capitol steps from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. National organizations such as the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Knights of Columbus, Alliance Defense Fund, Catholic Vote in addition to the New Jersey Family Policy Council are supporting this event and because of the sensitive nature of this issue, security will be present and families are advised to be prepared when bringing children to the rally. For more information, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716.
This week, Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, called on same-sex marriage advocates to stop abusing our justice system to advance their agenda.
In what can be called nothing less than a defiance of democracy, lesbian couples in Rhode Island and Oklahoma are trying to use the courts in those states to grant them "divorces," when neither state recognizes same-sex marriages in the first place. In fact, Oklahoma voters chose to keep traditional marriage by a 3-to-1 margin, and yet Cait O'Darling and Stephanie A. Griffith are attempting to use the Supreme Court of Oklahoma to usurp the power of the people in determine the laws of their state.
According to Deo, this is a large part of why so many Americans continue to support state marriage amendments by such large margins. The magnitude of this issue warrants the people voting on the issue of defining marriage. The New Jersey Family Policy Council states that the state of New Jersey must let the people decide and let the people vote on keeping marriage between one man and one woman.
Deo also says that the Garden State Equality (GSE) group is exaggerating the real numbers of the LGBTI [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex] community who are being denied their rights under New Jersey's civil union law. GSE claims of hundreds of couples being denied those rights conflict with state records, which show only six official complaints have been filed with the New Jersey Commission on Civil Rights.