• A 12-year-old boy tries to stop 11 thousand people protesting against marriage equality. (Manual Rodriguez / Twitter)Source: Manual Rodriguez / Twitter
“I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred," said the boy.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

13 Sep 2016 - 1:10 PM  UPDATED 13 Sep 2016 - 1:10 PM

A young boy in Mexico stood in the street and tried to stop 11 thousand people marching against same-sex marriage over the weekend.

After President Pena Nieto proposed that they introduce same-sex marriage across the country, thousands took to the streets to march against the proposed law.

In Celaya, Guanajuato, a 12-year-old boy was snapped by journalist and photographer Manuel Rodriguez as he stood in front of the car leading the protest.

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Rodriguez told Regeneracion that at first glance, he thought the child was "only playing", but upon speaking to the boy, he said: “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.”

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in Mexico City, as well as Coahuila, Quintana Roo, Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua, Chiapas and Sonora. The proposed new law would allow same-sex couples in the remaining 30 states to wed, also.