Pride Month is the perfect time to rally up your friends in opposition of same-sex marriage and march in Washington D.C. At the National Organization for Marriage’s second March for Marriage, a feeble number of people voiced their opinions that marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman.
The event would bring in thousands of people, same-sex marriage opponents boasted. But on the day of the event, only 2,000 people showed up, a number of whom actually support gay marriage, according to Media Matters for America.
The event was supposed to show that despite the recent same-sex marriage legalizations, there was still a large number of people vying for traditional marriage.
“We are falling behind in the struggle,” said Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp during NOM’s March for Marriage that took place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, according to the Washington Blade. “Those who seek to destroy marriage by redefining it to mean anything — and thus mean nothing, are hard at work.”
Speakers like Fox News host and former Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and Archbishop Salvatore Codileone from San Francisco preached of the importance of proper male-female marriage.
Rick Santorum stressed that they needed to “reclaim” the institution of marriage, according to the Daily Beast.
The lack of attendees at the event spoke louder than any of the actual speakers.