Opponents of gay rights in Porterville, California are asking the city council to rescind a proclamation declaring June Gay Pride month.

The proclamation was passed two weeks ago by Mayor Virginia Gurrola.

According to ABC affiliate KFSN, more than 100 people packed a city council meeting to discuss the issue.

“There's no hatred. No ill feelings against homosexual individuals. It is not about them, it's about government intrusion into our private lives and a smothering attitude of political correctness,” one man told council members during the meeting.

“Under the banner of fairness and equality, I, as a heterosexual, would like a proclamation for July celebrating heterosexual pride,” a woman said.

Members also heard from supporters of the proclamation.

“City council members, look at us. Look at all of us in here. We are your constituents and we will not be silenced,” a woman wearing a rainbow armband testified. (A video report is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The council has previously taken a stand against gay rights. In 2009, it publicly supported Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.

Council members will vote on whether to rescind the proclamation at its July 16 meeting.