Chile: LGBT Group Protests Discrimination

The Movement for Homosexual Inclusion and Liberation, Movilh, is set to hold a peaceful protest called “Amor Diverso” (Diverse Love) on Valentine’s Day. The sixth annual demonstration is organized against discrimination and the standing prohibition of same-sex marriage in Chile.   

According to Movilh activist and organizer Diego Rios, they will hold symbolic wedding ceremonies, have informative stands and a communal picnic to demand current President Michelle Bachelet make progress on legalizing same-sex marriage.

Rios told local newspaper El Ciudadano that “Chile signed a compromise with our organization before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. To fulfill a part of the agreement, the legislative branch must vote on the idea of legalizing equal marriage before the executive's term is over." 

"Bachelet’s government must make all of the necessary arrangements to respect this. We will go to the streets to remember this agreement and demand its compliance," he added. Read more via Telesur