Traditional marriage supporters rally at the Capitol

Meredith Flynn —  May 31, 2013
Pastor Danny Holliday prays at a pro-traditional marriage rally in the Illinois Capitol rotunda.

Pastor Danny Holliday prays at a pro-traditional marriage rally in the Illinois Capitol rotunda.

NEWS | A group of 30-40 supporters of traditional marriage gathered in the Capitol’s rotunda moments ago to pray for today’s presumed same-sex marriage vote. The Illinois Family Institute organized the rally late yesterday, in response to no action from legislators on same-sex marriage during yesterday’s session.

Pastor Danny Holliday of Victory Baptist Church in Alton led the group in prayer. Holliday has been a vocal opponent of the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” (which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state) since the Senate took up the issue earlier this spring.

Proponents of same-sex marriage plan to rally in the rotunda at 11 a.m. today.

Meredith Flynn

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Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.