Interfaith Gay Rights Rally Held in Olympia

February 14, 2005

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On February 14, 2005 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "expressions of religious faith and support for gay issues don't always go hand-in-hand. On Monday, about 700 people attended a religious-themed rally for gay rights to show the two concepts aren't mutually exclusive... On one side of the rally-goers stood the Legislative building, where the state Senate is considering a bill to ban discrimination against homosexuals in housing, jobs and insurance. On the other side was the state Supreme Court, where arguments are scheduled for March 8 in a landmark gay marriage case... Dozens of leaders from different faiths - Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian - attended the rally wearing brightly colored robes and prayer shawls. They were joined by hundreds of other people, some carrying rainbow banners or signs such as 'Marriage is Love' and 'Family Values for ALL.'"