Peru says no to the gay marriage
According to a survey published today in Lima, Peru, “The 71.5% of Peruvians opposed to the gay marriage, while it is legally accepted in Argentina, Spain, the federal district of Mexico and California.”
According to the survey conducted between May and August 9 in 28 cities in Peru by the Peruvian Society for the Study of Public Opinion and Market (CPI), “Only 21.3% of Peruvians approved the idea of gay marriages and 7.2% did not speak about this issue. “
Legislator Jose Vargas from the ruling APRA announced on July 26 a bill to legalize gay marriage, which provoked an intense debate in Peru, a country of mostly Catholics.
Congressman Carlos Bruce of the opposition party presented, months ago, another bill called “shared heritage” to legalize gay civil unions, but it was never discussed.
The only presidential candidate who supports gay marriage in its plan of government is the television host and novelist Jaime Bayly.
The gay and lesbian groups in Lima reported that “Peru did not sign the Declaration of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.”