Final Mexican state approves same-sex marriage

by Reuters
Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:14 GMT

A couple register their marriage in front of civil authorities as they celebrate LGBTQ+ pride month with a massive wedding of same sex couples in Mexico City, Mexico, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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Same-sex marriage is now legal in every district across Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted on Wednesday to recognize same-sex marriage, making it legal in every district across the country.

The congress of Tamaulipas approved to recognize equal marriage within its Civil Code, it said in an official Twitter account.

It comes the same month three other states approved the statute, a long-awaited mark of progress for a country known for high levels gender-violence.

"Today is a historic day for the LGBTQ community and for Mexico. Today we and our families are more visible, more equal, and we are a country with more justice," said LGBTQ activist Enrique Torre Molina.

(Reporting by Carolina Pulice; Editing by Lincoln Feast)
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