The National Organization for Marriage brought it’s bus tour to St. Paul, MN, July 28, 2010 to defend traditional marriage. Local LGBT groups showed up promoting other options. The NOM group reserved the capitol steps in addition to the park in front of the capitol. Gay demonstrators were removed from the steps, giving the bus group an uninterrupted view of the entrance. Local Catholic churches supported the rally. The LGBT groups silently walked around the perimeter and then moved inside to a rally in the Capitol rotunda. State senator John Marty addressed the group promising legislative action in next session.