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Rival protest groups meet


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Rival protest groups meet
Stand-off: Members of the Faith-Family-Freedom group (right), who organised the rally against same sex unions yesterday, conversing with some of the counter-protesters. - (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

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Same-sex unions continued to be a hot topic yesterday, but not everyone who attended the latest protest on the subject was singing the same tune.

Scores from the Family-Faith-Freedom Barbados movement gathered at Charles Rowe Bridge with placards saying things such as Same Sex Unions – Not Bout Here.

Just after 10 a.m. they moved off, sang gospel songs and danced. However, by the time the procession reached the Glebe playing field, St George, they were met by a small handful of people who were there to show support for the proposed legislation and who held placards in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

During the two-hour event, the Christians were socially distanced on the pasture, as various speakers spoke out against the announcement in the Throne Speech, delivered by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, that the Mia Mottley administration was prepared to recognise a form of civil unions for couples of the same sex. (TG)

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