GetEqual Protests Against Family Research Council at Tea Party Event
The gay advocacy group contends the "Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote" bus tour works to discriminate against minorities, women and the gay community.
The nationwide tour, which is funded, in part, by the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council, is traveling from city to city to register voters, promote prolife ideals, vie for a stronger economy and work toward ensuring religious liberty, said FRC member Connie Mackey.
Where the two groups differ is on their interpretations of what marriage should be.
GetEqual lead organizer Tom Morgan criticized the group for their "discriminatory stances," and said the FRC's acceptance of known bigots has led to it being placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate group list.
“It’s two guys with a computer who have enough credibility with the gay groups to say it,” said Mackey in response to being placed on the law center’s list. “Anybody who knows us knows that’s just not the case.”
Morgan said GetEqual has also partnered with the Freedom to Marry Coalition which is gathering 385,000 signatures to put its same-sex marriage equality amendment on the November 2013 ballot.
If passed by voters, it would overturn an Ohio Constitutional amendment set in 2004, which restricts marriage to one man and one woman.
Mackey said her group is working to challenge such initiatives to keep marriage among heterosexuals.
For more on this developing issue, stay tuned to Patch.