Gay rights activists and Catholics clashed in Guadalajara,
Mexico over a recently upheld law that allows gay and lesbian
couples to marry and adopt children, the Spanish news agency
EFE reported.
Mexico's Roman Catholic Church has condemned recent
Supreme Court rulings upholding the constitutionality of
 a gay marriage law approved by Mexico City lawmakers
in December and its provision that allows married gay couples
 to adopt. But the harshest rhetoric has come from the church's
 prelates in Guadalajara, the nation's second largest city.

Sandoval Iniguez also accused the court of betraying Mexico,
 the family and natural law. The court's ruling that allows married
gay couples to adopt is certain to harm “many innocent Mexicans,”
he wrote in a recent op-ed for El Semanario.
“I do not know of any of you who would like to be adopted by
a pair of lesbians of a pair of fags,” he said during a press
conference in Aguascalientes. “I think not.”
On Saturday, and again on Sunday, demonstrators from both
 sides hurled insults at each other at a plaza next to the city's
cathedral.
Catholics screamed, “War-war against Lucifer!” and “Adopt
 a dog fags!”
“We're getting married and we're adopting, we're getting
married and we're adopting!” gay activists responded.
The demonstrators numbered in the hundreds, with both s
ides about evenly matched, according to several reports.