Various civil and religious associations of Mexico, united under the organization “Man+Woman=Marriage,” are working to collect 50,000 online signatures from Mexican voters in order to stop the recently-approved law allowing homosexuals to marry and adopt children.
Guillermo de Jesús Torres Quiroz, organizer of the project, said the initiative “aims to protect children, whose rights will be harmed by the adoption of homosexual couples instead of by a family consisting of a father and mother.”
The signatures will be delivered to the Mexico City Legislative Assembly.
“We soon hope to present a plan to stop this reform that goes against the institution of the family.” The organizer added that they have had a good response so far.
Torres Quiroz said the petition will be delivered to the Legislative Assembly, where officials will review it to verify that it fulfills the legal requirements for such an initiative.
Mexico City law states that a petition can be presented to the Legislative Assembly if it has been signed by 0.5 percent of the electorate.