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Haiti: Thousands protest at anti-gay protest in Port-au-Prince01:12

Haiti: Thousands protest at anti-gay protest in Port-au-Prince

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
July 19, 2013 at 20:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Haiti: Thousands protest at anti-gay protest in Port-au-Prince

More than a thousand people took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday to participate in a demonstration to protest against any proposals by the Haitian parliament to legalise gay marriage in the Caribbean country.

The demonstration was organised by a number of religious groups and churches under the umbrella organisation of 'The Haitian Coalition of Religious and Moral Organisations'. The organisation opposes recent laws, which have been passed in other countries, that support gay marriage and publicly reject the possibility of these developments happening in Haiti.

The protest is also in response to a Wedneday news conference held in Port-au-Prince, which was led by pro-gay organisation 'Kouraj', and was condemning an increase in threats of violence and loss of employment throughout the country.

Jean Paulin Lassegue, a pastor from 'The Associated Church of God in Delmas 17' stated that, "We protest today to send a message to the government and parliament to not ever support gay marriage. That does not mean to destroy their lives, but this law should not be adopted."

Haiti: Thousands protest at anti-gay protest in Port-au-Prince01:12
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Haiti: Thousands protest at anti-gay protest in Port-au-Prince

More than a thousand people took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday to participate in a demonstration to protest against any proposals by the Haitian parliament to legalise gay marriage in the Caribbean country.

The demonstration was organised by a number of religious groups and churches under the umbrella organisation of 'The Haitian Coalition of Religious and Moral Organisations'. The organisation opposes recent laws, which have been passed in other countries, that support gay marriage and publicly reject the possibility of these developments happening in Haiti.

The protest is also in response to a Wedneday news conference held in Port-au-Prince, which was led by pro-gay organisation 'Kouraj', and was condemning an increase in threats of violence and loss of employment throughout the country.

Jean Paulin Lassegue, a pastor from 'The Associated Church of God in Delmas 17' stated that, "We protest today to send a message to the government and parliament to not ever support gay marriage. That does not mean to destroy their lives, but this law should not be adopted."