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Panama Religious body  protests Gay  Marriage

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Members of Panama religious organizations who have been visibly absent from protests against impunity and  corruption, and have been silent about the revelations of electoral fraud by the country’s lawmakers, turned out in their hundreds on Tuesday, March 6, to protest civil marriage of gay couples and “gender ideology.”

march-1-300x168.jpgDressed in white and carrying banners they assembled at El Carmen Church on Via Espana for the Great March to the National Assembly in defense of the family, convened by the self-anointed Panamanian Alliance for Life and Family.

They called on government authorities to desist from their attempts of “upsetting all our principles of freedom, coexistence and teaching”.

On Tuesday, February 27, the president of the Alliance, Juan Francisco De la Guardia Brin, said that it brings together more than 10 religious organizations, who will not allow the “natural family” to be threatened by “gender ideology” and marriage between people of the same sex.

 

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Members of Panama religious organizations who have been visibly absent from protests against impunity and  corruption, and have been silent about the revelations of electoral fraud by the country’s lawmakers, turned out in their hundreds on Tuesday, March 6, to protest civil marriage of gay couples and “gender ideology.”

So that is their priority? Gender ideology?  The heck with impunity, corruption, and electoral fraud. Really?

"threatened by “gender ideology” and marriage between people of the same sex". 

This is a threat to them? 

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LGBTIQ flag in Casco Viejo  raises protests

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Panama’s LGBTIQ community plans a month of activities to raise awareness of the rights of the community leading up to the Gay Pride Parade on Saturday, June 30.

The events kicked off with the raising of the flag of sexual diversity in the Plaza de la Independencia, in Casco Viejo on Saturday, June 2 which immediately drew complaints from Catholic Church groups because of its proximity to the cathedral.

Panama’s mayor Jose Blandon, The First Lady, Lorena Castillo and ambassadors from several countries marched in the parade last year, but no representatives of church organizations were visible.

This year there will be a Festival “If there is Love, there is a Family” whose central theme is the family in all its diversity. Activities related to the Gay Pride march will be championed by the social activist, TV presenter, and actress, Gaby Gnazzo, who has publicly defended the right to equal marriage.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/lgbtiq-flag-in-casco-viejo-raises-protests

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Same-sex marriage debate re-surfaces

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The approval of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica has re-ignited the debate in Panama where a Supreme Court ruling has been stalled for over a year.

A warning of unconstitutionality was filed by the firm Morgan & Morgan, against two articles of the Family Code, which refers to marriage between a “man and a woman”.

In February of this year, the project underwent a review to incorporate comments on the advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).

The president of the Panama Association of Men and New Women of Panama, Ricardo Beteta, said it is still unknown how the process that leads the CSJ, on the warning of unconstitutionality to two articles of the Family Code, because the appointment of  two new magistrates is awaited  and, on the other hand, it is a political issue.

” There  a pressure for Panama because now Costa Rica joins Colombia, with the right of citizens to have access to same-sex marriage and now it is up to the CSJ to comply with the opinion of the IACHR.

He said, “I know of diplomats who are married to their same-sex partner and the Panamanian state has granted them the migratory benefits so that they are in the country, which is an incongruity because I as a citizen do not have access to marriage.”

Corina Cano, a family lawyer, said she has confidence that the CSJ will base its decision on what the Constitution establishes, which indicates the legal norms of the Family Code and Private International Law,  and they are not unconstitutional, because marriage is recognized when people are of different sexes, that is, between a man and a woman.

According to lawyer Francisco Carreira Pitti, there has been much talk and rumors and rulings, but nothing official has come from the Judicial Branch and what happens will have to be decided by the deputies that make up the National Assembly.

“Each country has its rules, but we have to respect the law and that is that a man, a woman can get married.”

Last year and, again  in 2018, religious groups from both the Catholic and evangelical churches, non-governmental organizations, civil society and members of the LGBTIQ community have held various marches in the capital city in favor and against the approval of  same-sex marriage

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/same-sex-marriage-debate-re-surfaces

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Panama Pride Week -Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

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Posted 13/05/2019

Panama’s LGBTIQ + community will raise their flag in Plaza 5 de Mayo, on Saturday, June 1  to mark Pride Week this year called "Breaking barriers, building bridges".

At a Monday May 13 press conference community organizers  announced  “Strategic Alliances” with civil society organizations, companies, embassies and  government institutions to include the entire Panamanian family, announced on The Pride Week starts on Monday, June 24 and ends on Friday, June 28 with over two dozen  educational , cultural business and  social activities and the second Job Fair involving   only companies with inclusive policies participate. respectful of people's sexual orientation and gender identity say the organizers.

In 2019 there will also be the first festival of lesbian women: "LesboFest" in Casco Viejo and the illumination of the Monumental Hotel Concordia.

At 4:00 p.m. on June 29   the "Pride March in Panama", will  leave from  Calle 12 in Casco Viejo  to Plaza V Centenario

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama-pride-week-breaking-barriers-building-bridges

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Gay Pride flag raising launches month-long festival

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Posted 02/06/2019

In the presence of ambassadors, diplomats, representatives of State entities and civil society organizations, the LGBTIQ flag  was hoisted in Plaza Cinco de Mayo, in the capital city  on Saturday, June 1  to  launch World Pride Panama, and its Festival "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges."

Flag raisings took place in all  provinces

Panama  City activities will culminate with a parade  on June 29 in the Plaza V Centenario

The flag is also flying at  the residence of the British ambassador Damion Potter.  The diplomat highlighted the struggle for equality, inclusion and against homophobia and racism and noted that there are 45 openly gay and bisexual members in the British Parliament reports Critica.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/gay-pride-flag-raising-launches-month-long-festival

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Gay Pride packs streets of Casco Viejo

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Posted 29/06/2019

Hundreds of people, including embassies the first lady’s office the mayor’s office  NGO’s human rights groups and government staff participated in Panama’s 15th Gay Pride Parade through the streets of Casco Viejo on Saturday afternoon  June 29.

The march, which this year is championed by television presenter Carolina Dementieva, started from 12th Street to Plaza Cincuentenario. 

The participants, who danced and sang and carried a huge multi-colored flag during the walk called for respect and defense of  LBTG rights. They chanted that the march was not a party but a protest

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/gay-pride-packs-streets-of-casco-viejo

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17 Grammy awards winner calls out equal marriage deniers

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Posted 30/05/2020

Panamanian singer-songwriter Rubén Blades defended equal marriage and applauded its implementation this week in Costa Rica,

On his social networks, he said the denial of this right was completely out of date. “Denying that possibility violates the civil rights of those who wish to formalize their romantic relationship, to exercise the powers they possess as citizens and as individuals," he argued. The world celebrated artist.

The marriage of people of the same sex entered into force on  Tuesday in Costa Rica, making it the seventh American country to approve it and the first in Central America.

"I congratulate Costa Rica for overcoming useless, indefensible prejudices for rational minds. And it is another 'ethical' example worth following, as is its recent inclusion in the prestigious OECD group" said  the former Minister of Tourism in the Government of Martín Torrijos (2004-2009).

He recalled that in Panama, equal marriage still "unleashes a shouting that, unfortunately, is not heard as a protest against the corruption and mediocrity that infects our institutions, and our society."

Blades regretted that marches against the LPQD group are more popular than the

demonstrations for "the absence of justice", and added as an example the Odebrecht scandal, the cases  "against public officials accused of bribery, and  injuries to the national treasury".

Panama is between two countries (Costa Rica and Colombia) that legalized same-sex marriage, and must also "allow its legal existence in the Republic of Panama," said Blades  the winner of 17 Grammy Awards.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/17-grammy-awards-winner-calls-out-equal-marriage-deniers

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Yes I Accept”  recognition campaign for same-sex couples

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Posted 16/10/2020

A “Yes I Accept” campaign has been launched by Fundación Iguales, and other groups seeking the recognition of civil marriage for same-sex couples in Panama.

 According to the foundation, they seek to reflect real stories of same-sex couples, their families and friends to the general population.

“The campaign speaks from the heart and promotes the values that unite us as a family and society. Most people in Panama have gay and lesbian friends, classmates, colleagues, or family. This campaign will seek to generate important conversations in the different communities in Panama. You don't have to be lesbian or gay to have the empathy to understand that no one should be treated differently because of who they are ”, said  Iván Chanis Barahona, president of Fundación Iguales.

On October 2, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted a hearing to Fundación Iguales, with the participation of other Panamanians, who await a ruling by the Supreme Court so that their rights may be recognized.

Representatives of the Panamanian State, organized civil society, and commissioners of the IACHR were present at the hearing.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/yes-i-accept-recognition-campaign-for-same-sex-couples

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Pope’s support of gay unions poses challenge for Panama Catholics

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Posted 21/10/2020

The declaration by  Pope Francis in support of civil union laws for same-sex couples, saying that homosexual people have the right to be with each other will pose a challenge for local followers who have demonstrated against same-sex marriage.

“They are children of God and they have the right to have a family. No one can be thrown out of the family, nor can life be made impossible for that, ”Pope Francis is quoted in a new documentary. “What we have to have is a civil union law; in this way, they are legally protected ”.

The comments, in stark contrast to the positions of his predecessors, are likely to provoke controversy among  local Catholics.

The pontiff spoke about same-sex civil unions during an interview with filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky for his documentary Francesco , which premiered in Rome on October 21.

Before being elected pope, Francisco served as archbishop of Buenos Aires and, in that role, advocated for same-sex civil unions in an attempt to block a gay marriage law. However, as pope, he had never publicly spoken in favor of civil unions.

The documentary narrates Pope Francis' approach to urgent social problems and pastoral ministry among those who live, in the words of the pontiff, "on the existential peripheries."

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/popes-support-of-gay-unions-poses-challenge-for-panama-catholics

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