Pro-Family Demonstration in Puerto Rico Draws 200K Yet Doesn’t Deter Governor

As posted yesterday by HuffPost LatinoVoices:

Reaffirm the values of the “traditional” family and fight against gay rights, that was the mission of a group of more than 200,000 faithful Christians who met in “Puerto Rico Stands Up”, one of the largest pro-family demonstrations ever held in the U.S. commonwealth.

According to Puerto Rican daily El Vocero, from the early hours of Monday morning,members of different Christian denominations from all parts of the island began to gather in front of the Capitol building in the city capital of San Juan, paralyzing traffic in and out of the area.

With gospel music and banners alluding to the defense of exclusive marriage between men and women, participants also protested statements made by government officialsseeking to grant rights to gay couples through new legislations.

Cesar Vazquez Muñiz, spokesman of Puerto Rico for the Family, the organization behind the activity, explained their purpose was to protect marriage and family values that would later affect future generations.

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In the meantime, LGBT and equal rights supporters were also out counter-protesting the demonstration. There we reports that some municipal town buses transported pro-family demonstrators to San Juan:

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Meanwhile, LGBT activist Pedro Julio Serrano took the counter-demonstration to social media yesterday. In addition, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla reaffirmed his position that the island’s Law 54 will still “prohibit all types of discrimination” and will include the LGBT community.

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