More than one million Mexicans several cities marched in support of marriage and the natural family on Saturday in response to President Enrique PeĂ±a Nietoâ€™s moves to enshrine same-sex â€śmarriageâ€ť in the nationâ€™s Constitution.
The pro-family activist group Frente Nacional Por La Familia (â€śNational Front for the Familyâ€ť) organized the protests. There were an estimated 275,000 marchers in Guadalajara and 100,000 in QuerĂ©taro. Some other citiesâ€™ protests reached nearly 100,000.
The demonstrators carried pink and blue balloons and signs depicting families.
Frente Nacional Por La Familia warns that PeĂ±a Nietoâ€™s proposed reforms would allow same-sex adoption and lead to the collapse of parental rights related to sex change surgery on children and school curricula promoting homosexuality, transgenderism, and sexual activity.
A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Mexico City recently said the governmentâ€™s mission to impose same-sex â€śmarriageâ€ť has led to the greatest clash with the Catholic Church since the persecution that ignited the Cristero War. He said PeĂ±a Nietoâ€™s treatment of the same-sex marriage issue was a betrayal and felt like a â€śterrible stab in the backâ€ť to the Catholic hierarchy, whom he has courted heavily in the past.
On September 24, Frente Nacional Por La Familia will host a Grand National March in Mexico City.
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