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Supporters of traditional marriage rally at State Capitol

Posted at 9:28 PM, Sep 18, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY -- Dozens of Utahns rallied at the State Capitol Thursday evening, fighting to preserve traditional marriage. A small group of same-sex marriage supporters also showed up and a passionate exchange between the two sides was caught on camera.

Watch the video above to see the exchange between the two groups.

With just weeks away from a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether or not the Justices will take up Utah's case, emotions were running high. Utah families crowed the Capitol Rotunda, cheering for traditional marriage.

"I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman," said Kay Casper who is a supporter of traditional marriage.

Some say they have no problem with the LGBTQ community having the same legal rights; they just don't want marriage redefined.

"I believe they should have all the legal rights. That's my opinion. All the legal rights between a man and a woman married should have. It's just the word marriage is a sacrament of God," said Cindy Whinham.

Their other argument is that children need a father and mother to thrive, not same-sex parents.

"Gay people have been having kids for decades," said Mark Lawrence, the Director of Restore our Humanity.

It's two sides that don't see eye to eye.

Lawrence goes on to say, "We don't see them attacking divorced parents, we don't see them attacking single parents. Parents who choose to be single and have kids, they are only attacking the LGBT people."

The fight has now made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court and to the steps of the State Capitol where a traditional marriage supporter went head to head with same-sex advocates during an exchange caught on camera.

"This is about human beings," said an LGBTQ advocate.

"This is about human beings and how we need to treat one another," said a traditional marriage supporter.

Some believe the battle won't stop at the highest court even if a ruling is made.

"I don't think the fight ends there. I think there's way to do it. Things can be reversed, and they have before at the Supreme Court. It would certainly be a longer fight but still one worth having," said Tim Parker, a traditional marriage supporter.

The U.S. Supreme Court still has to decide it if will even consider taking up Utah's case. That decision will be made in less than two weeks.