Thursday, June 19, 2014

March For Marriage 2014, Part 1

My participation in political rallies took a different turn earlier today as I attended the 2014 March For Marriage.  The event started in front of the west side of the Capitol with some music being played through the PA system, but was officially opened with an acapella version of The Star Spangled Banner by Alex Holt & Free Worship followed by a pretty long series of speeches.  When the speeches were finished, we marched up to the Supreme Court building, which is across the street from the east side of the Capitol.

Here are some participants walking into the area east of the Capitol.

As I continued to approach the Capitol, I took this shot of some people in the crowd.

Looking back to where I had entered the Capitol grounds, more people were coming in.  Some people carried signs that said "Every child deserves a mom & dad" on one side and "Cada niño merece mama y papa" on the other.   A large number of participants were Hispanic.

Someone on stage tests a microphone as the crowd continues to gather.

The Colors are presented.

Brian Brown, of the National Organization for Marriage, was what you could call the master of ceremonies.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, whom former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) tried to talk out of attending the march, was nonetheless there to give his speech.

Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan) had his family join him at the podium.

To be continued in Part 2.

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