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Thousands of people celebrated the annual Gay Pride march In Madrid

Thousands of people joined the annual Gay Pride march through central Madrid under the slogan “Marriage equality. Equality without cutbacks.”

Hipanically Speaking News reports:

Downtown Madrid welcomed Saturday the traditional Gay Pride demonstration, which kicked off with thousands of people gathering at the Puerta de Alacala monument to demand marriage equality and protection of the rights they currently enjoy.

Called by the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, or FELGTB, and the LGTB organization of Madrid, the festive demonstration set off with more than 20 floats through downtown Madrid under the slogan ?Marriage equality. Equality without cutbacks.?

?Egalitarian secular state?we go the backside, at last with pride?homophobia is machismo? were some of the slogans on banners waved by the participants.

They also carried signs referring to the measure introduced by the governing Popular Party to have the law ruled unconstitutional that was approved by the previous Socialist government in the year 2005.

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