Marriage Equality Is Now Legal In All Mexican States
It's a beautiful time for love and equality in Mexico, as Guerrero and Tamaulipas have joined other states in legalizing same-sex marriage. This marks a huge milestone for LGBTQ+ rights in the country, as same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the whole country. While discrimination, unfortunately, continues to exist, we must take moments like this to celebrate monumental victories like these. So let's raise our glasses, rejoice in this triumph, and continue fighting for equal rights everywhere. Happy Pride!
Historic Victory For LGBTQ+ Rights In Mexico
Over the past few months, Mexico has made major strides in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. In late October, marriage equality was passed in the last two holdout states, making it legal throughout the entire country. This is an incredible victory for advocates who have fought tirelessly for recognition and equality.
Guerrero Becomes The Second Last Mexican State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriages
Thus, on October 25, 2022, the Congress of the state of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, approved a law legalizing same-sex marriage, becoming the 31st federal entity in the country to do so. The vote was 38 for, 6 against, and 2 abstentions.Congresswoman Yoloczin Domínguez Serna de Morena's statement, affirming the opposition of Congress to any form of discrimination, is significant progress in the fight for equal rights for all people.
Tamaulipas Becomes The Last Mexican State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriages
"We must make it clear that in Tamaulipas, we legislate in favor of everyone, without any doubt excluding any sector of our society," she said. "To vote against the bill that I am pleased to present, besides going against the essence for which this Congress has been constituted, would be an attack against human rights."by Author
Historic Supreme Court Ruling Changes The Future Of Marriage In Mexico
In June 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling that declared the same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional. This ruling marked a change in the movement for marriage equality, as it allowed individuals to sue their state for an injunction (or Amparo) to get a marriage license if their legislators would not change the law.
LGBTQ+ Rights Under The Lopez Obrador Administration
The legalization of marriage for same-sex couples in all Mexican states is positive news for LGBTQ+ people throughout Mexico, who will now be able to marry regardless of the state in which they live.
"It's quite complicated," says Ninde Molre, advocacy director of the LGBTQ+ activist group México Igualitario (Equal Mexico). "Finally, we are going to be citizens in all the country, and we won't have to move to other towns and cities to have the right to marry. But we still have a long journey to all our rights."by Author
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