Mexico City gets marriage equality

Timothy Kincaid

December 21st, 2009

Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in all three national capitals on the continent. Close on the heels of the vote in Washington, DC, legislators in Mexico City have voted to enact marriage equality. (AP)

Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will give homosexual couples more rights, including allowing them to adopt children.

The bill passed the capital’s local assembly 39-20 to the cheers of supporters who yelled: “Yes, we could! Yes, we could!”

Leftist Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of the Democratic Revolution Party is widely expected to sign the measure into law.

Although Mexico City already recognized Civil Unions, this legislation will have a material affect on the live of same-sex couples.

The change would allow same-sex couples to adopt children, apply for bank loans together, inherit wealth and be included in the insurance policies of their spouse, rights they were denied under civil unions allowed in the city.

Congratulations!!

Burr

December 21st, 2009

Damn.. Buenos Aires got beaten to the punch. Stupid judge. :/

But really congrats to Mexico City!

TampaZeke

December 21st, 2009

Really?

EVERY national capital on the continent?

Except for the capital cities of Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras your statement would be accurate.

Timothy Kincaid

December 21st, 2009

TampaZeke,

Hmmmm… ya know, maybe I just messed up there a bit.

Whoops.

Gil

December 21st, 2009

Oh my!! I thought I wouldn’t live to read these news!!… Way to go for Mexico!! I so proud of being Mexican right now!!

Dan

December 22nd, 2009

Tim:

Sorry to post OT, but I thought you would want to know that you have been honored by the one and only Peter LaBarbera, who has included you on his Christmas list of the most nasty and hostile homosexuals for 2009. Anyone on such a list is OK in my book.

occono

December 22nd, 2009

Dan, see the post entitled “Your humble grinch” ;)

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