Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos got “married” a few days ago in Mexico City in a mass ceremony that featured the cumulative “nuptials” of a hundred couples, like them, who are homosexual.
Where they usually reside, in Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero, “marriage” between people of the same sex is not allowed, so they decided to travel the 380 kilometers from their city to the capital to take advantage of the public celebration organized by the Mexico City administration as part of LGBT+ “Pride” month.
The media headlines stated that the entire action would constitute a challenge to discrimination and one of the greatest achievements of the Mexican LGBT+ community.
Currently, same-sex “marriage” is permitted in 27 of the 32 states that make up the Mexican Union, confirmed on two occasions by the country’s Supreme Court, and though celebrated, it must still be recognized throughout Mexico, even where it is not permitted. In some jurisdictions, including the capital, it also provides for the adoption of minors by “married” same-sex couples.
Mariaurora Mota, leader of the Mexican LGBT+ Coalition, said that “the movement is still working to ensure throughout Mexico the right to change one’s identity, have access to health care and social security, and to allow transgender minors to change their gender on birth certificates.”
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