Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 14, 2010 / 19:50 pm
An unprecedented 200,000 Argentineans from across the country gathered outside Argentina's capitol building last Friday to defend the family and traditional marriage. The protesters also expressed opposition to a measure that would legalized same-sex “marriage” and adoption.
Just hours before the Senate was to take up the measure that has already passed the House of Representatives, protesters voiced their support for traditional marriage and the family.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires joined protestant and evangelical leaders in sending a letter of support that was read during the protest.
“Marriage is an essential institution for our society and constitutes the basic structure upon which it is built,” the leaders said. “It is the fundamental responsibility of our political representatives to protect it and promote it, to legally preserve it as it is, the union between one man and one woman ordered towards mutual help, procreation, the fulfillment and happiness of spouses, the satisfaction of life in its fullness and the raising of children.”