You may have seen the news about the marches that took place in Queretaro, and other cities across Mexico, in protest against a proposed marriage equality law.
These demonstrations were orchestrated by the National Front for the Family, and their protest against the proposal from President Enrique Pena Nieto attracted roughly 40,000 people in Queretaro.
However, there is some good news – there was a counter march to Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral, done by supporters of same-sex marriage.
The marriage equality supports carried banners saying, “I respect your family, respect mine.”
At the moment, while same-sex marriage is not legal across the country, there are several states, including Mexico City, where gay and lesbian couples can get married.
The states of Coahuila, Quintana Roo, Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua, Chiapas and Sonora have already legalised it but the other 30 states currently don’t allow same-sex marriage.
The proposed law from President Nieto would change all that, and put into place a blanket law for marriage equality across Mexico.
The presence of the protests across the country from anti-gay marriage advocates, and the counter protest from LGBT rights supporters, show that this is still a very contentious issue in the largely conservative country.