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Church protests gay marriage bill

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MADRID, Spain - The Roman Catholic Church led an enormous march Saturday to protest legislation that would legalize marriage for gay couples.

Priests wearing their collars, nuns in gray habits and adults and children from all over the country converged on downtown Madrid. They waved placards declaring, "Marriage equals Man and Woman," and applauded Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, the archbishop of Madrid, who walked near the front of the noisy crowd.

Right-wing politicians also joined the demonstration, which was organized by a coalition of groups called the Forum for the Family.

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