Thousands Protest Against Legalising Gay Marriage in Mexico

Thousands of people in Mexico City have protested against a government proposal to legalise same-sex marriage, which they say would undermine traditional family values.

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According to BBC News, the organisers of the protest say that, while they are not opposed to gay or lesbian rights [sic] they wanted to defend family values and the institution of marriage.”

Public opinion in Mexico, a country which is predominantly Catholic, has been split since Mr Nieto announced plans to legalise gay marriage.

Same-sex marriages are legal in some Mexican states, but Mexico’s president wants it to be legal nationwide.

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So far, only six countries have legalised same-gender marriage in the Americas. Argentina was the first latin-american country to legalise gay marriage in the year 2010 and the second in the Americas after Canada.

Source: BBC News

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