Mexico Joins List Of Countries That Have Legalised Same-Sex Marriage.
- The Supreme Court’s declaration that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional paved the way for these changes at the state level.
Mexico has joined the league of countries that have legalised same-sex marriage across the board, following a Supreme Court declaration that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Mexico’s state of Tamaulipas remained the last state to legalize same-sex marriage. With their recent approval, Mexico has completely become LGBTQ-compliant in all its jurisdictions.
Tamaulipas is the last in the mostly Catholic country to approve it, the local Congress said Wednesday.
The Supreme Court’s declaration that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional paved the way for these changes at the state level.
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“The Congress of Tamaulipas approved the reforms to article 132 of the Civil Code for the State, to recognize the right to same-sex marriage,” the institution said in a statement.
“There are no first or second-class people, all people should enjoy this right,” said local congresswoman Nancy Ruiz of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), who promoted the reform.
According to media reports, Marriage equality was approved in seven other states this year with three of them in the last two weeks.
In five of Mexico’s 32 states where marriage equality was established through court orders or governors’ decrees, it is still pending “legislative harmonization,” said political scientist and LGBTQ activist Genaro Lozano.
“But it is already a reality throughout Mexico. Thanks to all the activists and legislators who have supported it over the years,” Mr. Lozano tweeted.
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