Thousands in Puerto Rico have take to the streets in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation being debated by lawmakers.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico in opposition to marriage equality. According to the Associated Press, the protestors are demanding “that the governor approve a constitutional amendment stating that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid.” The march began at the US territory’s seaside Capitol building, and ended at the governors mansion located in the historic district of Old San Juan.
The AP reports this is the second time in three months that protestors have take to the streets. Th first march , in February, drew almost 200,000 people. The protests were sparked after an announcement that legislators in the US territory are holding hearings on a bill that would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and give protection under the law for homosexual victims of domestic violence.