Same-sex marriage is now legal across all of Mexico’s states

Same-sex marriage is now legal across all of Mexico’s states


Lawmakers in the border state of Tamaulipas voted on Wednesday night (October 26) to legalize same-sex marriages, making it the last of Mexico’s 32 states to do so.

The vote to amend the state’s Civil Code passed with 23 votes in favor, 12 against and two abstentions, and prompted cheers of “Yes, we can!” from supporters, as it became legal in every district across the country.


“The Congress of Tamaulipas approved the reforms to article 132 of the Civil Code for the State, to recognize the right to same-sex marriage,” the institution said in a statement.


The president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Arturo Zaldívar, welcomed the vote, saying on Twitter:

“The whole country shines with a huge rainbow. Live the dignity and rights of all people. Love is love.” 


Marriage equality has been approved in seven other states in 2022 alone – three of them in the last two weeks and one just a day earlier, when lawmakers in the southern state of Guerrero approved similar legislation.


In October, Mexico’s Senate voted to prohibit and criminally punish conversion therapy for ALL LGBTQ+ people, with 69 lawmakers voting in favour of a bill imposing a full ban on the archaic practice.


While back in February, an LGBT+ activist became the first person in Mexico to be issued a birth certificate recognising their gender as non-binary.


“Today is a historic day for the LGBTQ community and for Mexico. Today we and our families are more visible, more equal, and we are a country with more justice,” said LGBTQ activist Enrique Torre Molina


The Supreme Court, in 2015, declared state laws preventing same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but some individual states took several years to implement laws conforming with the ruling.

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