Rex Wockner reports:
For the first time, a Mexican state legislature has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The Sept. 1 vote by the Congress of the state of Coahuila was 19-1. The new law, which alters more than 40 parts of the state’s Civil Code, takes effect in one week. According to reports, the law says, “Marriage is the free union with full consent of two people, which has as its objective to realize community life where both [people] seek respect, equality and mutual aid, and make in a free, responsible, voluntary and informed way reproductive decisions that fit their life project, including the possibility of procreation or adoption.”
By our count, this makes Coahuila the fourth Mexican jurisdiction to allow same sex couples to wed, after Mexico City, Quintana Roo and Chihuahua, although the marriages are then recognized in all 31 states.
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