Some 200 gay rights activists waved rainbow flags and held signs reading "Thank God I'm gay" at a plaza next to the cathedral in Guadalajara on Sunday. A similar number of protesters opposed to gay marriage prayed at the cathedral's doors. One of them ripped up a sign held by a gay rights activist, prompting screaming by both sides. It was the second confrontation in two days in Guadalajara, where Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez stirred controversy by suggesting Mexico's Supreme Court was bribed to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by homosexual couples.
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez claimed Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrand bribed the Supreme Court to uphold the capitol's law allowing same sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in the capital. Mayor Ebrand filed a defamation suit against the Cardinal.
His Eminence also made this choice remark on same-sex families: "Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or lesbians?"
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