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Mexico City Lawmakers Approve Transgender Rights Bill

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Transgender FlagA bill that would legally allow transgender people to change their gender without a court order was approved by lawmakers.

The Washington Blade reports:

Members of Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, in which Mexico City is located, approved the measure by a 42-0 vote margin. Six lawmakers abstained from the vote on the measure that Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera proposed. Manuel Granados Covarrubias of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, known by the Spanish acronym PRD, welcomed the proposal’s approval. “It eliminates cumbersome trials and judicial proceedings, procedures, to generate the administrative change of a legal action to which everyone has the right,” said Granados in a press release the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District released after lawmakers approved the measure. “Their dignity is also recognized.”

Since the mayor proposed it, it seems likely he will sign it. 🙂

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Mexico: Only 2% of Married Same Sex Couples in Mexico City Seeking Divorce

Monday, July 15th, 2013

MexicoAnother in our series of the crazy things marriage equality opponents are saying. On Top Magazine reports:

Only 2 percent of the marriages of gay and lesbian couples in Mexico City end in divorce. The figure was highlighted by Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera as he hosted a mass wedding for 26 gay couples over the weekend. “The City of Mexico has today 2,513 marriages of people of the same sex. Only this year we have 373 marriages between people of the same sex. An important fact of these couplings: only 2 percent end in divorce,” Mancera said.

To be fair, same sex marriages are still a new thing in Mexico… but still. 🙂

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Mexico: Mexico City Mayor Held Mass Wedding for 26 Same Sex Couples

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Mexico City Mass WeddingIn the only place in Mexico where it’s currently legal, the Mayor of Mexico city held a mass same sex wedding. Towleroad.com reports:

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera married 26 gay couples in a mass wedding over the weekend.

How exciting for the happy couples. Now we just need to help bring marriage equality to the rest of Mexico’s states.

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Mexico: First Gay Couple to Marry in Mexico City Files for Divorce

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Rafael Ramirez and Sebastian Becerril, the first gay couple to marry under Mexico City’s gay marriage law, have announced they are separating.

A photo of the couple celebrating passage of the law in 2009 ran in papers and magazines throughout the world. In the iconic photo, Ramirez and Becerril embrace at a gay bar in Mexico City.

Ramirez blamed irreconcilable differences for the break up.

See the Full Story at On Top Magazine

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Mexico: Thousandth Gay Wedding in Mexico City

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Mexico City Gay WeddingsIn Mexico City, lesbian and gay couples have hit a milestone. Since that city approved marriage equality back in March 2010, one thousand marriages between same-sex couples have been performed. The thousandth marriage was between a 37-year old Mexican and his 29-year old Dutch partner.

City statistics show that 85% of the marriages performed between same-sex couples were for those over the age of 31. The breakdown on the marriage licences was that 548 were granted to gay men and 452 were issued to lesbian couples.

Full Story from Lez Get Real

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700 Gay Weddings in Mexico City in the First Year

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Seven hundred gay and lesbian couples have married in Mexico City since the capital enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly allowing same-sex marriages a year ago.

The city government says there have been 367 marriages between men and 333 between women since March 4, 2010.

The government said Friday that 73 foreigners were among those married, and the rest were Mexican citizens. It says nine of those who got married were between the ages of 71 and 90 years old.

Full Story from The Washington Post

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Time for Government to Show All Families Deserve Protection

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

If it’s Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., it isn’t hard to find Darlene Maffett, her partner, and their two children — just head over to St. Luke’s Community Church. As the first gay-friendly African-American church in a city where 32 percent of all gay couples are raising children, the Maffetts call St. Luke’s a second home.

It’s a liberating place, one where they can worship with families like themselves, instilling the Golden Rule lessons of respect, integrity, and commitment in their children.

Darlene and her partner long to demonstrate the depth of their love for each other in the most powerful way they know how — by making a public commitment to care for and protect their family through marriage. But because government discrimination bars gay couples from legally marrying, it’s hard for parents like Darlene to explain to their children why their family is not treated the same as others.

Full Story from The Huffington Post

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PinkSixty News 12/4/10: Dolly Parton, Madonna’s New Gym

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Country music star Dolly Parton called for greater acceptance of gays and sent a message of tolerance to homophobic bullies while speaking to chat show host Larry King. She said the world needed more love.

Crowds gathered in Mexico City to see Madonna open her first fitness gym there. The Vogue star led a dance lesson to launch Hard Candy where the joining fee is 10,400 pesos, that’s $840.

Full Story from Pink News

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Mexico City: 398 Gay/Lesbian Weddings in 6 Months

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Nearly 400 same-sex couples have wed in the Federal District six months after the law permitting gay marriage went into effect, the government of the Mexican capital said. A total of 398 marriages have been registered, of which 53 percent were between men and 47 percent between women.

In these six months, 41 foreigners have joined the Mexicans – mostly Europeans, followed by South Americans, citizens of other North American countries, and Central Americans.

In the same time frame, there have been four weddings for couples between 71 and 90 years of age.

Full Story from the Latin American Herald Tribune

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Mexico: Catholic Cardinal Accuses Mayor of Gay Marriage Bribe to Supreme Court; Mayor Sues

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Capital Mayor Marcelo Ebrard filed suit Wednesday against Cardinal Juan Sandoval, who accused the politician of bribing Mexican Supreme Court justices to uphold Mexico City’s ordinance allowing same-sex marriage. The suit seeks an economic sanction against one of Mexico’s leading Catholic prelates, sources close to the case told Efe.

Also named in the complaint was the spokesman for the Mexico City Archdiocese, Hugo Valdemar, who this week said the capital’s gay-friendly ordinances were doing more damage “than drug trafficking.”

Mexico has been racked by drug-related violence in recent years, with some 28,000 people killed since late 2006. Ebrard had threatened to bring defamation charges if Sandoval did not retract his suggestion that the judges had been bribed into upholding the ordinances authorizing gay marriage and the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

Full Story from the Latin American Herald Tribune

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