Two weeks after Buenos Aires, Argentina, became the first Latin American city to allow same-sex marriage due to a judge’s ruling, Mexico City may soon be on its way to becoming the second.
Earlier this week, The Associated Press reported Mexico City Lawmaker David Razu drafting a proposal to change the city’s civic code to allow gay marriages.
If passed, the legislation would give same-sex couples social security rights and other benefits that opposite-sex couples are offered. It would also make Mexico City the first Latin American city to legalize same-sex marriage by legislative process.
“The bill seeks to be in agreement with Article 1 of the Constitution, which says that no person can be discriminated against for any reason, and with Article 2 of the Civil Code, which says that no person can be deprived of the exercise of their rights for reasons of sexual orientation,” Razu said.
The proposal is under consideration by committee and no date has been scheduled for a vote.
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– Simon Husted