Gay Marriage Bill Sparks Rallies at the Capitol
It promises to be a loud day around the state Capitol building Monday as both opponents and supporters of gay marriage hold dueling rallies. The controversy is centered around a new bill legalizing same-sex matrimony in California.
Monday, February 14, 2005
The conservative group Campaign for Children and Families will hold what they call a “Keep Your Hands Off Marriage” rally. They’ll be clashing with members of the pro-gay organization Equality California. That group’s spokesman Steve Hansen says local same sex couples also plan to go to city hall today. Some members of our chapter here in Sacramento are going to ask for marriage licenses and expect that there would be many couples going to do that and it’s really a respectful attempt to just gain access to the same thing that many other people can do. He says the fact that they’ll be turned down for licenses will help raise awareness of discriminatory marriage laws. A request for comment by Campaign for Children and Families was not returned. Last year, an assembly committee approved a same-sex marriage bill but it never came up for a floor vote. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.