[The Christian Post] 23 Feb 2009--Thousands crowded the Hawaii State Capitol on Sunday to rally against a bill that would legalize same-sex civil unions in the state.
The rally comes ahead of Tuesday's Senate committee hearing on the bill. The Hawaii House earlier this month approved House Bill 444, in a 34 to 17 vote.
Members of churches from across the state attended the rally, citing Scripture as reason for their moral opposition to same-sex unions.
"We don't want don't want gay marriage or lesbians as according to the scripture of God. God made man and woman to be husband and wife, not man and man and woman and woman," Jonathan Dana, a rally participant, told KGMB9 News.
Protesters held signs reading "We affirm traditional marriage" and "No to same sex marriage" while cars driving by honked in support, the Associated Press reported.