On a bright fall day last weekend, tens of thousands of people dressed all in white took to the streets of Mexico City for the country’s first national march against marriage equality. They had flocked from across the country, marching with signs bearing the names of their states and carrying flags with the logo of the group that had organized the marches, the National Front for the Family. The Mexican media were stunned, and marriage equality supporters were incredulous. There had never been a serious national anti-LGBT movement, and full marriage equality had spread from Mexico City to 10 of the country's 31 states since 2009 with only ripples of opposition.
October 2 / Buzz Feed News