22 Mar Stand Up and March
Now is the time to stand up and march. It could be that Americans are losing the chance to speak on the importance of traditional marriage. Arrogant laws are tampering with the inalienable right of children to have both a mother and a father. Religious freedom may be in trouble.
Kathryn Skaggs at a Well Behaved Mormon Woman Blog wrote:
“It’s almost unimaginable that a single, coherent, and reasonably mature individual in the country, could possibly be unaware that MARRIAGE has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and from this point going forward, what can no longer be ignored by anyone is this: marriage in America is changing and if you’ve got something to say about it, and you’ve been holding out for whatever reason, now would be the time to say it…”
On March 26th and 27th the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments for and against California’s Proposition 8—Perry case. This will determine if citizen’s initiative to protect marriage is lawful in California with the possibility of a decision affecting the lawfulness of marriage initiatives across the nation. The Supreme Court may also take this as an opportunity (like Roe vs Wade) to legalize gay marriage for every state in the nation. It is imperative that political leaders, the media, and the culture see that we care about protecting marriage enough to stand up and march for it.
Now is the time to Stand up and be counted! There are organized events on March 26th to help the people to stand up for marriage.
In Washington D.C.
There will be a March for Marriage. The March is being organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) alongside a broad coalition of pro-family organizations, state partners, African-American, Latino, Catholic and Protestant leaders. You can check the Sponsors page for an up-to-date list of co-sponsoring organizations and the Speakers page for a list of confirmed speakers.
Schedule of Events for March 26, 2013
- 08:30 AM: Gather at National Mall location between 10th Street and 12th Street NW and between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive SW [BOX]
- 09:30 AM: March to the Supreme Court [ARROWS] and then return to the National Mall location [BOX]
- 11:00 AM: Rally begins at National Mall location (live music, speakers and more)
- 01:00 PM: March for Marriage concludes
There will be a Marriage Rally/ News Conference on March 26th beginning at 11:30 am at the San Diego Court House. (303 West Broadway – between State and Union Street, San Diego 92101) This will be a historic, peaceful and family-friendly rally and news conference.
There will be a Celebration of Marriage at the Utah State Capitol on March 26th at 7pm. This will be an exciting community event, with Alan and Suzanne Osmond as the MC’s, musical performances by Nathan Osmond and various Utah community groups, and speakers from several different religious faiths, members of the Utah State Legislature, and from the community.
There will be a Candlelight and Prayer Vigil on Monday, March 25th, from 7 to 8 pm. at the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal District Court House, 401 W. Washington, Phoenix. To see the details and a map for this event, go here.
It is important that as many people as possible attend these events.
Don’t let the French outdo you!
On January 13th in France, hundreds of thousands of French Citizens marched through Paris in support of traditional marriage. Americans, stand up like the French did, and support marriage. Let’s show the Supreme Court how we feel. Please make these events a priority and Stand and March for Marriage!