By Allen Cone / UPI
Protesters marched throughout Mexico in opposition to the president’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, organizers said.
A coalition of various religious groups and other organizations, called the National Front for the Family, urged Mexicans to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s legislation to allow gay marriage in marches Saturday. Pena Nieto wants Congress to debate the issue. Mexico’s Supreme Court said last year that laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriage is allowed in some Mexican states that include Coahuila, Quintana Roo, Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua and Sonora.
Organizers said more than 1 million people marched in 75 cities, including 250,000 people in Guadalajara, Jalisco. A verified accounting of marchers was not available.
The marchers chanted “Yes to the family!” “Yes natural marriage! “” Yes to freedom of expression!,” according to Yoinfluyo.com.