NewsTue Jun 9, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
Activist Announces Plans for Homosexual “Marriage” March on Nation’s Capitol
By Peter J. Smith
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While homosexual activists have planned various excursions and events for National Coming Out Day, one leader in the homosexual movement has announced plans for a march on the nation’s Capitol to demand that Congress legalize same-sex “marriage.”
Cleve Jones, the founder of the AIDS quilt and a protégé of Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly homosexual elected official, told a crowd assembled at the annual Utah Pride Festival that a national march was upcoming for October 11, to coincide with this year’s National Coming Out Day. The intent of the march would be to advocate changing the definition of marriage at the national level to include homosexuals.
“It is time to march again. Time to end this state-by-state, county-by-county, city-by-city struggle for equality and rip apart the patchwork of inequality that it has created,” said Jones, the grand marshal for the Utah pride festival. Jones told the crowds that the march would be a new chapter in the homosexual rights movement and that it was up to them “to seize this moment history, to believe as President Obama has taught us, that real change is possible in this country that we love.”
“We have a message for the people, the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. We are equal!” Jones shouted into the microphone.
The march planned by Jones would be the fourth march by homosexual activists on Washington since the first one held 30 years ago on October 11, 1979. Previous marches were held in 1987 and 1993.
Jones also took a moment to single out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), whose headquarters in Salt Lake City are just blocks away from where the rally was held, and which had been a critical player in the coalition to preserve the true definition of marriage in California by supporting Proposition 8.
“I have two words for Thomas S. Munson,” said Jones referring to the LDS leader. “Thank You!”
Jones told the crowd that the LDS’s moral and financial opposition to same-sex “marriage” had only galvanized homosexual activists. “You may have won last November, but your victory will be short-lived,” he said.
However, while Jones’s planned march on Washington will likely gain media coverage, very few, if any, legislators will be at the Capitol as Congress will not be in session on October 11. Jones also has yet to confirm whether he has obtained the necessary permit with the D.C. police to have a march on the Mall.