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Panamanians Protest Proposed Ban on Marriage Equality

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Expand Panamanians protesting constitutional reforms on November 2, 2019.  © 2019 Iván Chanis Barahona “They are gay and they cannot enter,” said legislator Jairo “Bolota” Salazar on October 29 about a group of protesters outside the Panamanian National Assembly, as he barred them from entering the building. This affront encapsulates the grievances of protesters who have taken to the streets of Panama City to protest against constitutional reforms preliminarily approved by the legislature last week. One of these would amend the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.…

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