It's a momentous day for Sinaloa, Mexico! They've just legalized same-sex marriage, marking an enormous breakthrough for the LGBTQ+ community in this Latin American nation.
Despite the 2015 ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court, which declared state civil codes unconstitutional for preventing marriage equality, it remains illegal for same-sex couples to marry throughout most of the country.
The idea of reforming articles 40 and 165 of the Family Code to allow same-sex couples to marry and cohabit has been discussed for a long time throughout Sinaloa.
The approval of same-sex marriage legislation in this Mexican state results from a vote that took place on June 15, 2021. The bill for this was passed unanimously, although many lawmakers abstained.
Marriage equality is now legal in 20 out of the 32 Mexican states.
Here’s the list of Mexican states that now allow marriage equality: Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chiapas, Campeche, Chihuahua, Colima, Coahuila, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico City, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala.
Map showing where marriage equality is legal in Mexico.
This is a great accomplishment for the LGBTQ+ community in Sinaloa and one that we hope will be replicated by other states.