In the last few days, the tour has deviated from its marriage message. Instead of making its planned stop in Madison, Wisconsin, the tour bus made a detour to South Bend, Indiana city hall, where the city council was voting on an employment non-discrimination ordinance that would have protected people on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. The ordinance was tabled indefinitely after a two-hour debate before a standing room-only crowd. Also in Indiana, one pro-NOM rally attendee was photographed by the Bilerico Project with a sign calling for same-gender couples to be lynched (pictured). Given the small size of NOM’s rally – Bilerico reports 40 NOM supporters versus 250 LGBT counter-protesters were at the rally – it would have been hard to miss the sign.
OutFront Minnesota is planning a rally at the Capitol Building, beginning at noon today, to coincide with the NOM rally, and other rallies in Rochester and St Cloud.