In the midst of a heated country-wide debateWednesday, July 14, 2010
University students set roadblocks in support of same-sex marriage
A large group of university students along with representatives of the homosexual community are blocking the corner of Rivadavia and Callao avenues showing their support to the same-sex marriage bill after last night thousands of demonstrators along with Catholic and Evangelic organizations protested against the bill when they gathered at the Congress square under the motto "Kids have the right to have a mother and father."
Last night's rally was organized by the Lay Department of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (DEPLAI), the Christian Alliance of Evangelic Churches (ACIERA), the Pentecostal Evangelic Confraternity Federation (FECEP), and self-convened families, that were joined by representatives of the Muslim and Jewish communities.
Also yesterday, and throughout the whole afternoon, numerous homosexual organizations set rallies and protests in front of the Obelisco in downtown.
The same-sex marriage bill had been passed by the Lower House last May, and today will be debated at the Upper House. If the bill doesn't get approved it will remain aside without having another chance to be discussed for the rest of the year.