Capitol Hill Press Conference Defending Marriage to Include Elder Russell M. Nelson

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, June 5, 2006, Senator Wayne Allard will stand with the Alliance for Marriage (AFM) in support of the AFM’s Marriage Protection Amendment on the eve of the Senate vote at a national press conference in the U.S. Capitol.

The Alliance for Marriage is the leading organization fighting for the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) in the public policy arena.  Many other groups will be gathered on The Hill to lobby for the Marriage Protection Amendment, including Focus of the Family, the Family Research Council and the Family Leader Network.

Confirmed speakers for this event will include:  U.S. Senator Wayne Allard; Dr. Matt Daniels, Founder and President of the Alliance for Marriage; Reverend Lois Poag-Ray, Pilgrim African Methodist Episcopal Church; Jesse Miranda, Alianza de Minesterios Evangelicos Nacionales; Reverend Bonnie Camarda, Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia; Elder Russell M. Nelson, Member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Reverend Eve Nunez, Iglesia Para Las Naciones; Rabbi Nathan Diament, Orthodox Union; Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, Orthodox Union; and Professor Katherine Spaht, LSU Law Center.

Full reporting will be done on the event by Meridian Magazine and the Family Leader Network.