Mexico City Grants Gays Right to Marry

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Mexico City has emerged as the first Latin American city to endorse legal gay marriage and a host of other rights for gay couples. In a landmark decision, the Mexico City legislature voted 39-20 to approve legislation that will change the definition of marriage in the city’s civil code to read “the free uniting of two people.” Gay couples may be able to marry as early as February 2010. The bill also provides gay couples with the right to adopt children, to be included on one another’s insurance, obtain joint housing loans and the right to inheritance. The move has […]

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