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Massive demonstration in Mexico against same-sex marriage

September 26, 2016

Over 200,000 people joined in demonstrations in Mexico City on September 24 to protest plans by President Enrique Pena Nieto for legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

The demonstrators, dressed mostly in white, insisted that the government must not re-define marriage. Their banners also called for parental control over school sex-education programs.

The government of Pena Nieto, which had promised to move forward with legislation to recognize homosexual unions, has backed away somewhat after suffering surprising losses in June elections. Same-sex marriages are currently recognized only in a few Mexican jurisdictions, including Mexico City itself.

 
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