MEXICO CITY – Thousands of people took to the streets in 120 cities across Mexico this weekend to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plan to amend the constitution to recognize same-sex marriages.
The National Front for the Family organized marches Saturday in 29 states to express opposition to the same-sex marriage proposal unveiled by the president in May and backed by the Supreme Court.
Peña Nieto’s plan, which is opposed by the Catholic Church, awaits debate in Congress.
The governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, however, said a few weeks ago that the measure was not “among the priorities” for the next Congress.
The National Front for the Family plans a march to support traditional marriage on Sept. 24 in Mexico City.