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Gay marriage rallies in Des Moines

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate have staged rallies in Des Moines.

The National Organization for Marriage is on a tour of 19 states to show support for traditional marriage. The group rallied at the state capitol Sunday.

One Iowa, an organization supporting same-sex marriage, staged a counter event just down the road.

The National Organization for Marriage is hoping to garner support for a public vote on whether states should sanction gay and lesbian marriages. About 75 people attended the event at the capitol.

One Iowa's event drew roughly 250 people to a downtown park.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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