We gathered in front of the Health and Human Services building on Independence Avenue, just down the street from the United States Capitol, around lunchtime. At the beginning there were only a few hundred people, but the grand tally lies somewhere around 2,000. I think that it is important to note that this number does not reflect the support given by those just passing by in a typical D.C. rush. A couple of people were holding signs by the road that said "Honk for Religious Freedom" and other such sayings--all had a very clear point. I was (pleasantly) amazed at how much honking occurred. Catherine was not thrilled with being at the rally (it was nap-time) so we spent a great portion of it walking the perimeter, so we had a better opportunity than most to survey the crowd and the public's reception.
|There were lots of women (like myself!) in attendance.|
|Ditto, Lady. Ditto.|
|The outskirts of the rally--with a view of the Capitol Dome.|
|Yet another perspective of the crowd. This time the center point is to the right-hand side.|
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