Big turnout for Tulsa pro-marriage rally

Wednesday, August 25th 2004, 7:40 am
By: News On 6

Nearly 4,000 people turned out for a pro-marriage rally Tuesday night in Tulsa. People from more than 60 congregations came to the rally at the Union Performing Arts Center.

One of the big topics was the definition of marriage. The speakers support the traditional view of marriage as being only between a man and woman. Pastor Nick Garland: "This all started as a dream of several pastors some months ago to do something positive in the community about what we agree on and we agree on marriage being between a man and a woman."

Oklahomans will decide a state question in November which defines marriage as only between a man and woman. It also means Oklahoma won't recognize same sex marriages performed in other states.