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Perry leads 'traditional values' rally

Published On: Mar 26 2013 02:59:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 03:29:13 PM CDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Gov. Rick Perry led a rally in support of traditional values at the Texas Capitol on the same day the Supreme Court heard a challenge to California's ban on gay marriages.

About 200 conservatives who oppose abortion, gay rights and premarital sex gathered at noon on Tuesday to show their support for more laws based on Christian beliefs.
    
The event was organized by a group called "Texas Values." Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and other Republican leaders spoke at the rally.
    
The group says it wants to limit no-fault divorce, promote abstinence education and protect the state's Christian heritage.
    
Perry prides himself on his social conservatism. He said he wants to ban abortion and opposes gay marriage. The Legislature is considering several anti-abortion bills this year.