100s of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico

This was not a march against sexual orientation. This was a march against the state imposing their view upon the church, that they must recognize homosexual marriages in their religious practices.

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Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Organizers of the National Front for the Family estimated at least 215,000 people participated, and while that number could not be immediately confirmed, it was clearly one of the largest protest marches in Mexico in recent years.

Dressed mainly in white and carrying white balloons, the marchers held banners warning against same-sex marriage and demanding parents’ right to control sex education in schools.

“We are not against anybody’s (sexual) identity,” said Abraham Ledesma, an evangelical pastor who traveled from the border city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas, to participate in Saturday’s march. “What we are against is the government imposition … of trying to impose gender ideology in education. As religious leaders, we don’t want to be forced to marry same-sex couples and call it marriage.”

Others carried signs saying “an adopted child deserves a mother and a father.”

On the other side of a police barricade separating the two sides at Mexico’s Independence Monument, a far smaller crowd of same-sex marriage supporters — perhaps a couple hundred — listened to music and speeches.

“They may be the majority,” said Felipe Quiroz, a gay activist and school teacher. “But just because they are the majority, doesn’t mean they can take rights away from minorities. That would lead us to a dark period, to fundamentalism.”

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Many saw the massive march as the Roman Catholic church flexing its political muscle in a country where about 80 percent of people identify as nominally Catholic. In May, Pena Nieto proposed legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It is currently legal only in some places such as Mexico City, the northern state of Coahuila and Quintana Roostate on the Caribbean coast.

But in June, Pena Nieto’s party suffered unprecedented losses in midterm governorship elections, and his party has since put the proposal on the back burner in Congress.

Activists say opposition to same-sex marriage played a role.

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It’s not the “church” flexing its political muscle. It is the people. If the people overwhelmingly do not want the state to impose unwanted policies, the people should win.

 

11 Comments on 100s of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico

  1. Pretty damn funny viewed from a Californian. We voted it down. And the 9th overturned our vote. That’s when most of us here realized there’s only one way we will ever get our state back.

  2. The out of control liberal orgy across the globe is about to come to a screeching halt. From Brexit to Mexit to Trumpet the political class should be happy that the day of the gallows and guillotine are gone. For now.

    Just the Iran nuclear deal alone is treason and I can think of at least 5 traitors who should be twisting at the end of a rope.

  3. Well now. if the Mexicans are so anti-same sex marriage, and progressive policy is open borders, maybe the dems should rethink their stance on one or the other! Oh, by the way, the mexicans tend to also be christian and pro-life.

  4. “But just because they are the majority, doesn’t mean they can take rights away from minorities.”

    First, asshole, WHAT rights are being taken away? Unlike other ACTUAL rights, marriage of any kind is not, and never has been, a right. If it wasn’t for religion (which most homos shun) sanctioning unions between a man and a woman, and the state sanctioning unions for record keeping and tax purposes, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

    Second, it sounds like you, the miniscule minority, want to take rights away from the minority. Sounds like you and your ilk are believers in tyranny, forcing your beliefs and lifestyle on the majority. You apparently DON’T believe in a constitutional republic, or even a democracy.

    Assholes, all’y’all.

  5. It’s the tyranny of the minority. I wonder how the couple of hundred pro gay marriage felt with just a thin line of police between them and a quarter of a million people with an opposing view. Funny thing is they were as safe as could be whereas if the situation were reversed I suspect the outcome would be a lot bloodier.

  6. watch Andy garcia’s movie “For Greater Glory”. It’s the story of the Mexican Revolution in the 1920’s, where a bunch of Socialist murderers successfully took over the country and proceeded to rape, murder, steal from the populace. The Socialists robbed churches, burnt them to the ground, murdered priests & nuns and passed “laws” severely curtailing the Church’s role in Mexican life. It goes a long way to explain why Mexico today is a failed Third World Shithole.

    Now, if you ask yourself why hasn’t Mexico’s Socialist system of government failed, all you have to do is remember that the only way a Socialist govt can keep running is if they are propped up somehow. Venezuela was propped up by high oil prices but now they are in the terminal stages of Socialist failure because of low oil prices and no one propping them up from outside. But why is Mexico’s Socialist govt still calling the shots? Simple. They have the USA propping them up via remittances from all their illegal immigrant countrymen living & working illegally here in the USA. Plus, greedy Corporate Amerika Globalist corporations who’ve sent manufacturing jobs south to Mexico, at the expense of American workers.

    Donald Trump said it best – “We used to make cars in FLint Michigan and you couldnt drink the water in Mexico. Now they make cars in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint Michigan.”

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