Mexico City: 271 Gay Weddings Since March (Today’s THV)

8 Jul 2010

Mexico City has seen 271 gay and lesbian couples marry since the capital city enacted the first law in Latin America that allowed gay marriages. The city government says there have been a total of 142 marriages between men and 129 between women in the four months since the law went into effect on March 4.

The government said Tuesday that 18 foreigners were among those married with the rest being Mexican citizens. The largest number of marriages took place in the first month after the law went into effect.

The Supreme Court in Mexico is considering challenging the law that strictly applies to the capital city. The measure will remain in effect while the review is under way and a decision is expected by August.

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