A small group of people protesting the rescinding of a proclamation declaring June Gay Pride month were arrested this week in Porterville, California.

According to ABC affiliate KFSN, the Porterville City Council on Tuesday voted to rescind the proclamation issued by Mayor Virginia Gurrola.

More than 100 people had packed a previous 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.

After the council acted on Tuesday, three people were arrested for disturbing the meeting, and the mayor walked out in tears.

“Gay pride was not born out of a need to celebrate being gay, so instead of wondering why there wasn't a straight pride movement, be thankful that you don't need one,” said Melissa Mcmurrey, who supported the mayor's move.

Opponent Trina Leon said: “The Christians of this community believe that God's Holy Bible is true. For us to accept this proclamation would be calling God's word, the holy Bible, a lie.”

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