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Associated Press, Published July 26 2010

National organization to rally against gay marriage in Minnesota cities

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A national organization promoting marriage between a woman and a man brings its summer tour to Minnesota and Wisconsin this week.

And, at least one group is already planning a counter rally.

The National Organization for Marriage is traveling to Madison, Wis., on Tuesday, St. Paul on Wednesday, St. Cloud Thursday and Rochester Friday. The group plans to stop in 23 cities in 19 states before wrapping up with a rally in Washington on Aug. 15.

Granite City Baptist Church Pastor Dennis Campbell tells WJON radio that the organization contacted him about bringing the rally to St. Cloud and he agreed to host because it has a message he supports.

The group, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is planning to counter demonstrate in East St. Cloud Thursday with a "Rally for Marriage Equality."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.