Mexico City hosts Nation’s first Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

As reported by Tracy Wilkinson in the Los Angeles Times:

"The law was passed by the Mexico City legislature in December and applies only to the capital. It is the most far-reaching gay-rights law in Latin America and one of several measures that have put the city and its leaders at odds with the more conservative country.

'This is a historic day,' presiding judge Hegel Cortes said shortly after pronouncing Vazquez and Castaneda 'legitimately united in matrimony.' Three other same-sex couples also tied the knot."

Same-sex couples are all smiles after getting married at the Municipal Palace in downtown Mexico City. The federal government has filed a challenge to the law. The law is also opposed by the Roman Catholic Church. (Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press / March 11, 2010)

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