For Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Fred Nile MLC, traditional marriage may only have been defined by politicians recently, but it has existed for thousands of years.
“Marriage brings together man and woman for pro-creation,” he said.
As well as continuing the human race, Rev Nile said traditional marriage provided the best role models for children to learn from.
He ruled out a compromise between supporters of traditional marriage and same-sex marriage.
“We are one nation, we can’t have one kind of marriage and then a second class of marriage,” Rev Nile said.
About 200 people marched from Bolton Park , along Baylis Street to the Victory Memorial Gardens to listen to the veteran state parliamentarian speak.
Rev Nile applauded those who had marched for the cause.
“This is a grassroots effort, it can’t be organised from head office,” he said.
Rev Nile said the turnout of people who were supporting traditional mar-riage gave him strength and encouragement to stand up in state parliament, knowing that he was representing people across NSW.
One of the organisers of the “Support True Marriage Day”, Father Brad Rafter, said the idea for a rally was borne out of a comedian’s routine.
“A comedian gave this impression that someone who doesn’t believe in same-gender marriage is some sort of uneducated hick,” he said.
“We don’t discriminate against people, we love all people, we just believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.