Denver, Colo., Feb 23, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput urged people to wake up, organize and act in order to defend the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the sake of raising a family.
“Our goal in defending marriage is to defend children and families, … [and] to ensure that we have a healthy future as a people,” said the archbishop of Denver at the "Stand Up for Marriage" rally Feb. 20 on the west steps of the state capitol.
“The Church; nor any individual or couple; nor any court or civil authority, has the right or the power to change its definition,” he said.
The morning rally was organized by State Rep. Kevin Lundberg, who, along with fellow Republican Sen. Steve Johnson, introduced a resolution in the Statehouse in support of the Federal Marriage Amendment, which defends the traditional definition of marriage.