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.
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.