21 December 2009

Mexico Passes Gay Marriage

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Rafael Ramirez (L) and his partner Sebastian A. Becerril enjoy an evening at a gay bar in Mexico City December 11, 2009. Mexico City's assembly voted to extend gay couples full marriage rights on December 21, 2009 in a landmark law that is the first of its kind in Latin America, a traditionally macho and Catholic region. The bill takes a 2006 law allowing civil unions by allowing gay couples to access family social security benefits and apply for joint credits as if they were a straight couple.
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A couple kisses as others celebrate at the city's assembly in Mexico City December 21, 2009. The sign reads, "Gay marriage revolution".
Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

MEXICO CITY — 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 was widely expected to sign the measure into law.

Read entire article here- Huffingtonpost- Mexico APPROVES Gay Marriage

AND Click here for an amazing sneak peek into the world of a gay Mexican couple living their lives

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