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Mexico City celebrates same-sex marriage

A few weeks back, on July 14,  Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Mexico City Governor, served as witness for the communal wedding of 26 same-sex couples.  In a statement after the ceremony, he proclaimed that the government of  Mexico City plans to refine public policies for all sectors of society.  In fact, the city is working to eradicate the additional, lengthy legal procedures for same-sex couples.

According to Excelsior, the major Mexico City daily:

Mexico City currently has 2,513 registered same-sex marriages. This year they have had more than 373 same-sex marriages.  So far, they only have 2% registering for divorce.

Among the 26 couples who married come from states of Tabasco, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Chihuahua, Michoacán, Sonora, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Guerrero, Morelos, Zacatecas and Honduras.

In this ceremony, which featured cake and mariachi, surrendered four marriage records, symbolically, “as a sign of freedom that exists in the city,” said Mancera Espinosa, who later informed who raffled off a trip to Puerto Acapulco to do one of the couples celebrate their honeymoon.

Ana and Cristina, who blog at Las Dos Mamis and have been interviewed before for Lesbian Family, participated in the ceremony, along with six other couples from the Network of Lesbian Mothers Mexico.  Ana told me it was “an honor to support them [the other couples] take this step.  Criseida and I were married in a similar event three years ago.”

Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa publicized the event on his Facebook page, noting that the city (or the Distrito Federal, as it’s known) continues to set the standards for respect for individual rights and freedoms.

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2 Comments

  1. That’s a HAPPY picture. 🙂

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