Same Sex Marriage approved in Mexico

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    Dec 21, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    With 39 votes in favor, 20 against and 5 abstentions the gender neutral marriage bill passed in the (unicameral) Federal District Legislative Assembly.

    For the record, marriages done in the Federal District are and will be valid nationwide.

    The chief of goverment of the Federal District will sign the bill this week, but today, somewhat unexpectedly the gay community leaders withdrew support from the bill unless a clause that barred people involved in same sex marriages from adopting were deleted from the bill. They succeeded but now we're in for worse battle. An amendment to re-include the adoption bar clause is being planned it seems, and now some people who were previously in favor, are against.

    Here's hoping the gay leaders did their calculations well, meanwhile I am preparing myself for the nauseting "but think of the kids" arguments that will follow. I have to accept that having the bill already passed makes all the difference in such a preparation.

    Overall this is indeed a very good day.

    http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/647279.html (In Spanish, and no, I don't know why English speaking media is MIA)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 21, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    This is awesome news, now Mexico City along with Washington DC both have gay marriage as law. Now it is time for you gay activists to push for marriage equality in Guadalajara since it is Mexico's second largest city and from what I have heard a very hot and manly city. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 21, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is awesome news, now Mexico City along with Washington DC both have gay marriage as law. Now it is time for you gay activists to push for marriage equality in Guadalajara since it is Mexico's second largest city and from what I have heard a very hot and manly city. icon_biggrin.gif


    Well, to push for it in Guadalajara we would need to pass it in Jalisco's State Legislature which is somewhat conservative. Mexico City - which is the same as the Federal District, just a Washignton is to the Disctrict of Columbia - is pretty much treated as if it were another state in Mexico, that's why it was possible.

    But we expect good news from our California soon. Tourism to the gorgeous peninsula will be a factor. icon_wink.gif.
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    Dec 22, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    At last! Here is the same sex marriage news about Mexico City in English...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-mexico-gays22-2009dec22,0,250742.story

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8425269.stm

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5grJesfflOb0tjV_flyYRem81BVMwD9CNVNF00

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h4_uOzElZivyqR7ZpWRTnJdAJ5dg

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2009/12/same-sex-marriage-approved-in-mexico-city/1

    Slideshow: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXS2S9#a=1

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/12/21/world/international-uk-mexico-gaymarriage.html?_r=1
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is awesome news, now Mexico City along with Washington DC both have gay marriage as law. Now it is time for you gay activists to push for marriage equality in Guadalajara since it is Mexico's second largest city and from what I have heard a very hot and manly city. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm from Guadalajara icon_lol.gif
  • LifeByTheHorn

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    Dec 22, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    Hopefully they do not have to juggle between adoption & the marriage! If that's the case, first marriage , then after making the population getting used to it & supply enough support and base to go for the adoption!
  • ticktacktalk

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    Dec 22, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    Jalisco needs to get out of the closet.
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    Dec 22, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    gaafgaaf saidJalisco needs to get out of the closet.


    Mexico as a whole has a long way to go.
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    Dec 22, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    gaafgaaf saidJalisco needs to get out of the closet.


    Mexico as a whole has a long way to go.


    That's is indeed true, but suddenly it seems as if it progress is being achieved at a faster rate that I would have thought.. I mean, just a year ago I wouldn't had placed a bet on Mexico City passing this law. icon_eek.gif

    As far as Jalisco goes, nah, I'll put my bet on Zacatecas, Baja California Sur or even Quintana Roo, but Jalisco, not yet unfortunately,
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 23, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    I guess the United States and Mexico have a major thing in common, they both have a long way to go on the issue of gay marriage.