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Reafirmar los valores de la familia tradicional, esa fue la misión de un grupo de más de 200,000 feligreses cristianos que se reunieron en una actividad denominada “Puerto Rico Se Levanta” el lunes, consiguiendo así convertirse en la marcha pro-familia más grande realizada nunca antes en la isla.

De acuerdo con el diario puertorriqueño El Vocero, desde tempranas horas del lunes personas provenientes de todas partes de la isla y diversas denominaciones comenzaron a conglomerarse frente al Capitolio en la ciudad capital del Viejo San Juan, lograron paralizar el tránsito en el área.

Con música sacra y pancartas alusivas a la defensa del matrimonio entre hombre y mujer exclusivamente, los participantes protestaron además en contra de declaraciones de funcionarios de gobierno del estado libre asociado que pretenden a través de proyectos legislativos otorgar derechos a parejas gay.

César Vázquez Muñiz, portavoz de Puerto Rico por la Familia, la entidad que organizó la actividad, explicó que el propósito de afirmar el verdadero significado de los valores “tradicionales” del matrimonio y la familia era una forma de proteger la crianza de futuras generaciones.

“Nos preocupa que se creen leyes para discriminar contra la iglesia... Nos preocupa que se utilice la educación pública para cambiar la conducta de nuestros niños, presentándole conductas que sus padres entienden no son correctas”, manifestó Vázquez a El Vocero. “Esta manifestación fue para decirle al Gobierno que hay cosas que ustedes no pueden tocar, y son el matrimonio y la familia.”

A la par se realizó una contraprotesta cercana a la zona en apoyo a los derechos de la comunidad LGBTT, que aunque no contó con una presencia tan contundente de asistentes, sí se hizo sentir a través de los medios de comunicación locales.

El grupo, el cual fue convocado por una pastora cristiana heterosexual, repudió las expresiones del movimiento religioso y exigió medidas que promuevan la igualdad.

“Una de las luchas que he tenido con la iglesia es su mensaje machista y homofóbico y obviamente cuando veo que están utilizando los recursos que tienen para promover discriminación no me puedo quedar callada porque no es el mensaje de Dios,” dijo la Pastora Yenen Silén a Univision.

Asimismo, el activista de derechos humanos, Pedro Julio Serrano, catalogó la manifestación “Puerto Rico Se Levanta” como una llena de odio e intolerancia.

“Hoy fue un día lleno de odio e intolerancia en contra de la comunidad LGBTT. Miles fueron al Capitolio, engañados por sus líderes, dizque a ‘defender la familia’, pero eso fue lo menos que hicieron”, expresó en su cuenta de Facebook. “A la familia no se le defiende, negándole derechos a sus miembros más vulnerables. A la familia no se le defiende atacando la dignidad de ningún ser humano. A la familia no se le defiende con odio, discrimen, intolerancia y exclusión.”

Por su parte, en conferencia de prensa, el gobernador de la isla Alejandro García Padilla sostuvo que defenderá los derechos de todas las comunidades sin excepción o discrimen por orientación de género, aun cuando reafirmó su postura de no apoyar el matrimonio entre el mismo sexo.

“Yo me he reunido tanto con el liderato que favorece una postura como la otra. Como gobernador yo reacciono a razones y no a presiones. Mi gobierno es un gobierno de inclusión, todos vivimos en este país, todos somos responsables de lograr un mejor país”, dijo García Padilla en entrevista con Univision.

“Yo favorezco la ley 54 que protege la relación domestica… En cuanto al matrimonio, no estoy de acuerdo que sea de una manera distinta que no sea entre hombre y mujer, pero los derechos que se garantizan a la gente son aquellos que tenemos que buscar y garantizar para todos los seres humanos,” añadió.

La marcha llega en momentos en que la legislatura de Puerto Rico se encuentra revisando una nueva enmienda a la Ley 54 de violencia doméstica que protegería a todas las parejas sin importar su estado marital u orientación sexual. Además, miembros de la cámara de representantes trabajan también en un proyecto de ley que prohibiría la discriminación por causa de orientación sexual en el empleo.

Aunque los números de asistentes no han sido confirmados oficialmente por autoridades, líderes cristianos aseguran que entre 200,000 y 268,000 personas asistieron al evento. La demostración más grande de este tipo reportada hasta el momento en Francia, logró reunir a unos 340,000 a inicios de año.

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  • Decenas de personas celebran que el Senado de Minnesota aprobó un proyecto de ley que autoriza los matrimonios entre homosexuales, en la sede del Congreso estatal el lunes 13 de mayo de 2013. (Foto AP/Jim Mone)

  • People fill the Minnesota State Capitol as they waited for word that the Senate had passed the gay marriage bill Monday, May 13, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. The bill now goes to the governor who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Thousands of gay marriage bill gathered at the State Capitol to hear that the Senate passed the bill, Monday, May 13, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton who said he will sign it into law. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Thousands filled the Minnesota State Capitol as they waited for word that the Senate had passed the gay marriage bill Monday, May 13, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. The bill now goes to the governor who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)