More than forty groups on Friday
delivered to Venezuelan lawmakers a proposal to legalize gay marriage
in the Latin American country.
A petition with more than 20,000
signatures accompanied the project.
“Not only are we here to present a
project, for the first time people who do not belong to any political
party are united under a single idea,” Hanays Montaner, president
of the Human Sunrise Foundation, told
Dozens of activists joined in a rally
outside the headquarters of the National Assembly. At the conclusion
of the demonstration, a government committee was presented with the
Giovanni Piermattei, president of the
Asociacion Civil Venezuela Igualitaria (Equal Venezuela Civil
Association), told reporters that supporters are optimistic about
passage. The group has previously said that four lawmakers signed
their petition in support of marriage equality.