Gay rights activists have launched a
boycott on social media against the evangelical church behind a march
Sunday to protest 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.
A “sea of people” – estimates
vary from 10,000 to 30,000 – 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),
is known for rehabilitating former prisoners, primarily those
involved with gangs and drugs, and selling burritos on the city
At Sunday's march, the church handed out pamphlets with the names and
photographs of 4 men and 2 women whom it said were former
“We have witnessed miracles,” the flier states. “Yes, change
The hashtag #NiUnBurritoMas (not one more burrito) quickly spread on
Facebook and Twitter along with religious and comic themes.