The Association of Trades and Tourism LGBT of Puerto Vallarta invites the general public and visitors to join the March and show support for equal marriage in Mexico.
The objective of this silent March will manifest that we are in favor of the acceptance of diversified family structures and the consolidation of a secular state.
The March will begin on Saturday, September 10 at 4:00 pm at Hotel Rosita at the north of the Puerto Vallarta Malecon and will go to Los Arcos at the southern end of the Malecon.
This initiative stems from the passage of equal marriage in Mexico by the Federal Government for the rights of sexual diversity and gender identity which seeks equality before the law and that certain civil society groups are not willing to tolerate.
We invite you to participate and share your experience on social networks using the hashtag #PorUnEstadoLaico (For a Secular State). For more information, please visit the Facebook page.
As posted on Facebook by Jennifer:
On Saturday, September 10 at 4:00 pm an anti-LGBTQ hate group will march from Parque Lazaro Cardenas (see below) to Los Arcos on the Malecon. A counter-demonstration has been organized.
These people are part of a group demanding a Constitutional amendment which forbids equal marriage. If that sounds familiar, it's because the same evangelical bigots tried to do that in the States, with the Defense of Marriage Act. They failed miserably. These bigots will too. (And here's the kicker, this is probably being organized by foreigners defying the laws of Mexico against foreign intervention in political affairs).
But this goes beyond politics. This is about the Mexican Constitution and its integrity.
If you're Mexican and you care about the freedom of all Mexican people, please join the counter demonstration. If you're foreign and feel similarly, be aware that while you can't join the demonstration, you can be present as witnesses and offer these sad-eyed bigots your opinion, as a visitor to Mexico.
In the "Comments" section below, here is a portion of response by Paul of Mercurio Hotel (Read all comments here):
Ok all... Lots of comments here and not all correct.
1.) the anti-LGBT march is from Parque Hidalgo at north end of downtown, not Parque Lazaro Cardenas. They are meeting and stepping off at 4:30 pm on Saturday. The local LGBT groups are well organized and are gathering at 4 pm in front of Hotel Rosita ... Dressed either in purple or rainbow... At 4 pm and plan to peacefully oppose these homophobes as they march along their route to the arches on the malecon. Expect creativity from the LGBT folks... All I'm saying here.
The Homophobe Marches are taking place in cities all across Mexico this Saturday, organized by a national group called Frente Nacional por la Familia. They've used all sorts of lies and half baked religious dogma to rally religious conservatives to this cause. They're not being backed by any U. S. groups We know of but are supported by the Vatican and the Mexican church hierarchy
The LGBT community is asking for civil rights afforded to straight people: the right to a civil marriage to the person they love and the right to adopt children. They are not asking for church weddings or a blessing from the church. The church should stay out of Civil Laws in a country, like the US and others, whose governance is based on a constitutional separation of church and state.
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