Just months after the Mexican Supreme Court dramatically struck down a ban on marriage equality in the state of Oaxaca, a gay couple in the state of Colima got married. On Top Magazine reports:
A male gay couple became the first to marry in the Mexican state of Colima on February 27. The men, both 30, married in the town of Cuauhtemoc, CNNMexico reported. Two additional gay couples are set to marry and seven couples have also filed a formal request, said the town’s mayor, Indira Vizcaino Silva.
The town’s Mayor allowed the weddings, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling. The Mexican court system works a little differently than the US’s system – the Court doesn’t have the ability to extend a ruling like the one in Oaxaca automatically to all the other states. Still, it set a strong precedent, one that the other states may be loath to break.
Congratulations to the happy couples!