The National Organization for Marriage, a nonprofit group that advocates for traditional marriage, is expecting tens of thousands of people from across the United States to join their June “March for Marriage” in Washington to “show the world that the marriage debate isn’t over.”
Christopher Plante, spokesman for NOM, told The Christian Post that the June 19 march is being held in part “to show the world, the media, members of Congress and the Supreme Court that the marriage debate is not over.”
“There is a huge groundswell of popular support, popular belief in traditional marriage. And despite what the polls may say, the reality is the majority of Americans believe marriage is between one man and one woman,” said Plante.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases regarding the marriage definition debate, Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry.
The Windsor case dealt with the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
Hollingsworth was in regard to California’s Proposition 8, a referendum that added an amendment to the state constitution that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.
SOURCE: MICHAEL GRYBOSKI