A gay couple hugging in front of a church in Toluca, about 50 miles west of Mexico City M with what appeared to be “holy water” by a woman who accused them of spreading immorality to the country’s youth.
The incident which was caught on camera and shared by one of the men in a TikTok video that has since gone viral.
Leonardo Hernandez, who posted the video, can be heard telling the woman in Spanish, “It is bad to hate, lady.” While another bystander intervened to defend the couple, telling the woman, “They are not doing anything. They are just sitting here.”
The woman, who was not identified, put a bottle in her purse after spraying the couple and then called the authorities and took out her cellphone. She can be heard saying into the phone that the church is private property and that the couple is not welcome in the “lord’s house.” “They come from other depraved countries to teach immorality to the youth here.”
The police refused to intervene and informed the woman that she was guilty of discrimination before she walked away.
Same-sex marriage became legal in all of Mexico’s 32 states this past October. When the last state voted on legalization, the president of Mexico’s highest court, Arturo Zaldívar, welcomed the vote.
Que dificil entender que alguien puede tratarte asi por el hecho de de amar libremente 💔 los buenos somos más; Gracias a las autoridades y gente de la iglesia que decidieron actuar con amor y congruencia 💖🏳️🌈♬ sonido original – Leonardo Hernández