05/04/2013 10:57 am ET

Pro-LGBT Group To Counter-Protest Downers Grove Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

A civil rights group is planning to counter-protest a rally against same-sex marriage Saturday outside State Rep. Ron Sandack's office in Downers Grove.

The Illinois Family Institute—a conservative non-profit dedicated to "upholding and re-affirming marriage, family, life and liberty" through Judeo-Christian teachings and traditions—said on its website Monday that its members will hold a "Defend Marriage Rally" at 11 a.m. Saturday in front of Sandack's office, located at 633 Rogers St.

In response to the rally, pro-LGBT groups the Civil Rights Agenda and the Gay Liberation Network have organized a counter-protest at the same time and location.

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