Mexico: First Same-Sex Couple Marries in Jalisco

Written by scott on December 16th, 2013

MexicoA same-sex couple has married in the Mexican state of Jalisco for the first time.

The Advocate reports:

Zaira de la O and Martha Sandoval sought legal recognition of their relationship through the courts after being denied a marriage license, according to On Top Magazine. Jalisco’s government approved civil unions for same-sex couples on October 30, but the couple was granted a civil marriage through a court injunction. “We are happy, relishing the moment we sign, with the same nerves as any couple about to marry for the first time,” Zaira said to CNN.

We’re thrilled for the happy couple, and hope they will be the first of many. Mexico is following a similar path to the US, where marriage equality is being approved on a state-by-state basis.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Mexico.


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