Fewer than a dozen people attended a protest at the Mexican embassy in Washington against a proposal to legalize marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples throughout Mexico.

The protest was organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the World Congress of Families (WCF), both of which are helmed by Brian Brown, and CitizenGo, an international petition platform whose board Brown sits on.

“The rally drew a grand total of 11 people,” Right Wing Watch reported, “not counting a handful of children in strollers, bystanders and reporters.”

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 (FNF) earlier this month organized marches in multiple cities against the proposal, which drew, according to Reuters, “tens of thousands” of protesters to the streets. The activists are calling for a constitutional amendment which would exclude same-sex couples from marriage. A national march in Mexico City is scheduled to take place Saturday.

(Related: Boy confronts thousands of protesters marching against gay marriage in Mexico.)

Brown, who previously said that he would be traveling to Mexico this weekend to personally deliver a petition in support of FNF's efforts, did not attend Friday's rally in D.C.

Activists at the rally read a letter which they said they were delivering to the Mexican ambassador.

The letter makes the claim that allowing gay couples to marry would weaken “the legal, social and cultural fabric” of society.