Same-sex marriage legislation introduced in Coahuila

Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Coahuila are considering legislation that would open the door to same-sex marriage by removing gender references in the marriage code, according to the news site Infonor.

If passed, Coahuila would become the second jurisdiction in Mexico to legalize gay marriage. Mexico City became the first in 2009, and the country’s Supreme Court ruled that these unions must be recognized nationwide.

There hasn’t been a lot of movement on the issue since, however, though some couples have managed to marry in the state of Quintan Roo after legal strategists realized the state’s civil code never had any reference to the gender makeup of couples in the first place.

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