Hundreds of people from different religions and races gathered in Springfield today to rally against gay marriage.
The group started off with a prayer supporting the “traditional” definition of marriage in the state capitol’s rotunda this afternoon. They are calling for lawmakers to uphold that tradition between a man and a woman. Bishop Larry Trotter, of Sweet Holy Spirit Church, traveled from Chicago to the rally and told the group that gay marriage is against the word and the will of God.
State Senator Kirk Dillard, who’s running for governor, said it’s the state’s duty to protect the family.
The rally comes one day after gay marriage supporters descended on the state capitol urging legislators to vote on a measure that’s stalled in the house after passing in the senate. That vote could be delayed until January.