Gay marriages in Mexico have been legal for 10 years, as of March 2019.
To celebrate the event, the Mexico City government held a mass wedding, for all its same-sex couples.
Read on for the full story about this momentous occasion!
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Mass Weddings Mark 10 Years of Gay Marriages in Mexico
On March 15th, Mexico marked the landmark legalization of same-sex marriage by hosting a mass wedding.
In the event, 140 gay couples tied the knots. Manuel Becerra, the Civil Registry chief acknowledged the fact that it may be incredibly hard for gay couples to get married.
He says that Mexico is moving towards a modern society, who values respect, equality and includes everyone.
In Mexico, over 13,000 gay couples have been married since 2010.
They are recognized in the 32 states, some allowing same-sex marriages altogether, others requiring them to make a legal appeal.
The progressive nation also revised the situation of over 4500 transvestites since 2015, allowing them to be legally recognized as they wanted.
For those curious about how Mexico was able to hold mass weddings during the coronavirus outbreak, keep in mind that their entire nation has only seen about 54 cases as of today
Mexico citizens continue to attend events like musical festivals and mass weddings for now.
Changing the Law
David Razu proposed in 2019 a new bill.
His purpose was to change the definition of the marriage from ‘a free union between a man and a woman’ to ‘a free union between two people’.
His movement was backed by the Human Rights Commission’s chairman and eventually passed!
6 years later, in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court decided it was unconstitutional to ban the sex-changing procedures.
According to RepublicWorld.com, the Civil Registry stated that ‘ marriages and identity changes are part of its human rights strategies’, legalizing them.
Now, the Rainbow Caravan holds all the records of gay wedding and sex changes around Mexico.