The Valentineâs Day rally in Chicago was part of a nation-wide series of protests..- About 150 supporters of same-sex marriage marched and rallied across the street from the residence of Cardinal Francis George Feb. 14. The archbishop of Chicago has spoken publicly against the Illinois same-sex bill and equal marriage rights for homosexuals.
Several homosexual rights and advocate groups participated and spoke at the rally.
Demonstrators against same-sex marriage were also present. Some protesters shouted down a woman, who read the Catechism on Homosexuality. But police protected her right to continue reading out loud. Other protesters stood silently with their signs in favor of maintaining the current legal definition of marriage.