On Saturday in Madrid, Spain, hundreds of thousands of protestors led by Roman Catholic priests expressed their disapproval of the pending same-sex marriage law. It passed Parliament's lower house and should be confirmed by the Senate next week to make it the law of the land. Spain does nothing quickly and this has been in the works and unstoppable for many months.
See the Washington Post coverage of the demo here.
A solid majority of the nation favors same-sex marriage. The government would not have considered this law otherwise.
However, our guys in the frocks are not in that majority. One, Fr. Jose Ramon Velasco, said the implementation of the law would be like the start of Nazi Germany. "Back then the majority of people also backed Hitler just like the majority back this law. I'm serious, give it time and it will destroy the moral fiber of Spain and the West."
The protestors are about discimination, according to Deputy Socialist Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega. She noted that they would deny rights they have to others. She added, the law "does not oblige anyone to do anything they don't want to do."