Dueling Fort Wayne marriage rallies draw hundreds

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Two rallies supporting opposing views of marriage have drawn hundreds of people to the lawn of the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne.

The Stand Up for Marriage Rally sponsored by several ministers Monday promoted marriage from a biblical perspective and as a foundation of culture and the role marriage plays in religious liberty.

Pastor Wendell Brane of Trinity Evangelical Church stood with his wife, Terry, at his side and said, "This is what a biblical marriage looks like: One man, one wife," as supporters cheered.

The Journal Gazette reports police estimated about 400 people gathered for the ministers' rally while 200 others stood with rainbow flags and signs promoting equality in marriage.

The rally came days after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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