'Peaceful' war of words: Marriage ban rally brings counter-demonstration

'Peaceful' war of words: Marriage ban rally brings counter-demonstration

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Across the street from the Marshall County Legislative Office was a band of protesters demonstrating their disapproval of same-sex marriage.

"Jesus made 1 man 1 woman for marriage," read a sign held by one demonstrator.

"God says no!" was written on another.

In front of the office itself, another group - those in support of allowing not only the marriages of same-sex couples in Alabama, but also the recognition of those performed in other states.

Their signs were pointed directly at the opposition, with phrases such as "Worry about your own sins," and "This is not your church," complete with a drawing of the U.S. Capitol.

Both sides of the debate on Alabama's position in the marriage ban battle came to a public display in Marshall County on Sunday, as the nation awaits a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court about the constitutionality of states' rights to ban or recognize same-sex marriages.

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While the debate on either side was passionate, and certainly reflected in the signs demonstrators carried, everyone who attended reportedly behaved with an appropriate amount of decorum. There were no reports of disturbances or police intervention related with the demonstration.

One attendee told us, "I am glad both sides rallied peacefully."

The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage policies is expected later in June.

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