An estimated thirty-thousand people
marched Sunday in protest of a new law allowing gay and lesbian
couples to marry in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
The protest, which took place in the
city of Saltillo, the capital and largest city of Coahuila, came a
week and a day after a
male gay couple inaugurated the law and a day after the state's
lesbian couple exchanged vows.
According to El
Universal, a “sea of people” flooded the city's major
streets demanding the law's repeal.
The mega march was organized by the
evangelical Cristo Vive Saltillo (Christ Lives Saltillo), one
of 18 local chapters of Cristo Vive Mexico.
Demonstrators waved banners with an
image of a heterosexual family, wore white shirts and chanted “True
love is found in mom and dad.”
Gay couples can also marry in the
federal district of Mexico City, where lawmakers approved a marriage
law in 2009. Such unions have also taken place in Quintana Roo,
where the state's civil code is gender neutral.