My pastor rented 10 buses for this rally and all were full with everyone on them dressed in red. Civil union opponents rally at state Capitol
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Associated Press - February 22, 2009 10:04 PM ET
HONOLULU (AP) - Several thousand civil union opponents rallied at the state Capitol ahead of this week's Senate vote on a bill that would legalize the alternative to gay marriage.
Protestors held signs saying "We affirm traditional marriage" and "No to same sex marrage" while listening to speakers in the Capitol's open-air rotunda.
The large crowd spilled onto the grass fronting Beretania street. Others gathered in the back.
Rally volunteer Julia Sula came to the demonstration with 200 to 300 other members of her Waipahu church, the Lighthouse Outreach Center, on buses after their Sunday service.
The 65-year-old retired state social worker says she believes in traditional marriage between a woman and a man.