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Mexico City Approves Gay Marriage

Posted by Corey Kaster on December 21, 2009

Mexico City’s legislature today approved gay marriage, an aide to a city lawmaker told AFP, in the first such law passed anywhere in Latin America.

“It was approved overall by 39 votes in favor and 20 against, with five abstentions,” said a spokesman for the bill’s chief sponsor, assemblyman Davi Razu.

Spokesman Oscar Oliver said the city’s majority leftist legislators also defeated an opposition amendment to the gay marriage bill that would have prevented same-sex couples from adopting children.

“For centuries, unjust laws prohibited marriage between whites and blacks or Europeans and (indigenous) Indians,” Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) lawmaker Victor Romo said.

“Today all those barriers have come down.” (Source – AP) via WGB

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