Mexico City approves same-gender marriage

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:06.

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E. Eduardo Castillo @ The Huffington Post - Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will give homosexual couples more rights, including allowing them to adopt children.

The bill passed the capital's local assembly 39-20 to the cheers of supporters who yelled: "Yes, we could! Yes, we could!"


Leftist Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of the Democratic Revolution Party was widely expected to sign the measure into law.

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