Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the World Congress of Families
(WCF), is heading to Mexico to lend his support to a campaign against
a proposal to legalize marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples
throughout the country.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in
May asked lawmakers to debate the issue. While Mexico's highest
court has ruled that gay couples have a constitutional right to
marry, most states continue to deny marriage licenses to gay couples.
The Roman Catholic group National Front
for the Family last weekend organized marches against the proposal in
multiple cities. The activists are calling for a constitutional
amendment which would exclude same-sex couples from marriage. A
national march in Mexico City is scheduled for September 24.
confronts thousands of protesters marching against gay marriage in
Brown on Wednesday called on World
Congress of Families supporters to add their names to a petition
which he said he would deliver personally to the leaders of the
National Front for the Family during an upcoming visit to Mexico
“Even though most people can't be
there in person, you can lend your name and voice to the effort to
uphold marriage, protect children from 'gender ideology' and support
the right of parents to direct their children's education according
to their own values and principles,” Brown
wrote in an email to supporters.
“The National March for the Family
has the potential of being the largest single demonstration of
support for marriage, children and parental rights in history. Beyond
its significance in the domestic affairs of Mexico, this march also
can help advance the worldwide movement to support marriage,
religious liberty and the truth of gender that we were made male and
female,” he added.