BYU students to rally in support of same-sex marriage

Posted at 7:05 PM, Mar 24, 2013

PROVO, Utah – BYU students and Utah County citizens will gather in support of marriage equality days before the Supreme Court hears arguments on two historic cases relating to gay marriage.

The event will take place Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Historic Utah County Courthouse.

The demonstration is part of a larger movement, United for Marriage: Light the Way to Justice coalition, according to a press release from United for Marriage. The movement comprises a group of LGBT and allied organizations that will rally across the nation in support of marriage equality.

The event will feature speakers, singing and a candlelight vigil, according to the press release.

BYU Student Curtis Penfold said the demonstration may surprise some in the area.

“’There are many BYU students and Utah County citizens that support marriage equality, and people just don’t know that,” he said. “We want to add our voices to the many around the nation that recognize marriage as a beautiful thing.”

To learn more about the event, visit the organizer’s Facebook page.