Downtown rally supports traditional marriage

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SAN DIEGO – Supporters of traditional marriage rallied Tuesday in downtown San Diego outside the Federal Courthouse one day after those in favor of same sex marriage rallied in the same spot.

marriage rallyWith the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on the issue of same sex marriage, the topic is getting renewed interest.  About 150 people attended the rally, some carrying signs saying marriage should be between one man and one woman.

“We want the definition to stay what it has always been,” said Becky Davies, who believes the issue shouldn’t be for the court to decide.

“Californians voted twice and the people, majority, want to have marriage the way that it has always been and now it will be taken out of our hands and possibly overturned and I think it needs to stay in the states,” said Davies.

People at the rally listened to about a dozen speakers and several religious leaders.  Dr. George Delgado is a local family physician.

“We’re not saying they shouldn’t have their relationships,” said Dr. Delgado. “If they want to have those relationships, that’s fine but marriage has a special place in society for the protection of children and for the stability of society.”

Photographer Tamandra Michaels frequently attends rallies on both sides.

“I’m just curious what motivates the other side to hang on their prejudices, said Michaels.  “Love is love.  People in a committed relationship – people deserve to be equal.”

It’s a debate that’s sure to continue as the nation’s highest court now considers the case.

6 comments

  • Sam

    And knowing that someone has to read this to approve I just want to say the kind of journalistic propagandist bullshit you're pulling is disgusting. I could respect your opinion if you were honest about it but parading your intolerance under the guise of traditional is extremely uncongenial.

    • Martha Martin

      Hey, Sam – what are you complaining about?! Your side has all the propaganda. The main stream media love you! There's nothing intolerant or uncongenial about wanting to leave marriage the way it's always been – a gendered institution. It's based not on love or commitment per se, but on love and commitment that serves the welfare of children conceived when men and women get together. Children are central to the institution. Marriage is about kids and kids have the right to a mom and a dad. If it's redefined, children become irrelevant, or at least peripheral. Things have gotten bad enough with so much divorce and so many unwed parents. That's what comes from a society that thinks that marriage is just about love and commitment, in other words about the interests of adults.

  • Pam

    Why do you need to call names and use profanity if you disagree? We can all have our opinions, that is your right and mine but we don't have to be disagreeable when we disagree.

  • Linda P.

    Marriage is between a man and a woman. Let other love commitments be called something else and laws made to make provisions for what entitlement these other commitments receive – but, leave marriage as it is.

  • Tamandra

    Marriage *has been* between a man and a woman (no qualifications on what kind of man or woman)…but if you want to get very traditional, we can talk concubines, multiple wives. It's time to stop denying rights to others because a certain segment doesn't like the idea. Marriage should be with two people who are committed to each other, and should afford the same rights to ALL.

  • Jesse

    Love or marriage? Is between a man and a woman, some of these comments are a bit loose ended and frankly noticeably not well thought out. Love is obviously not just between a man and a woman. Otherwise we would not love our parents, kids… Anybody in general. So, think before u speak.

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