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Activists plan dueling Capitol rallies on same-sex marriage

Published January 27, 2014 4:42 pm

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Both sides of Utah's debate over same-sex marriage will rally at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday.

A Rally for Equality at 5 p.m. on the south steps of the Capitol, 350 N. State, will urge legislators to pass a statewide nondiscrimination law and deny Attorney General Sean Reyes the funding to appeal a ruling striking down Utah's gay marriage ban.

At 7 p.m., supporters of the ban in Amendment 3 will gather for a Stand for Marriage rally inside the Capitol rotunda. Speakers will include Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, on why "the nation is relying on Utah to defend the truth about marriage in order to succeed before the Supreme Court," according to a flier. Participants are encouraged to wear pink and blue to show support for heterosexual marriage.

— Lindsay Whitehurst