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Mexico City Backs Gay Unions

Posted on Nov 9, 2006
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A pro-gay-marriage demonstration in Mexico City.

In the face of heated opposition, Mexico City’s Assembly passed legislation allowing gays the rights and privileges of civil unions.  Mayor Alejandro Encinas is expected to endorse the law, which will also offer protection to heterosexual couples.


Under the law, Mexico City’s gay couples who register their union with civil authorities will gain access to inheritance and pension rights.

Unmarried heterosexual couples can also register under the same law.

Gay civil unions have yet to be approved by local legislators in any other part of Mexico.

A similar bill is being debated by lawmakers in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, bordering Texas.


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By DonPato, December 16, 2006 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment
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With Mexico’s passing of gay couples legislation a hundred years of prejudice has just been wiped clean and for future Generations of Mexican will never know such prejudice again.

With the blessing of same sex unions and ignoring the medieval clamoring of the Catholic Church.

Mexico has shown itself to be progressive and sensitive to the rights of minorities under its influence.

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By Dr. Arthur Ide, December 2, 2006 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment
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It is rank hypocricy for any democracy to allow any person to vote on the civil rights of any other person within its community. Gay marriages are as historical as ancient Sparta, Etrusca, and Rome. They were ostracized only by floundering, struggling theocracies who needed more babies to fight wars in the name of peace.

The right of homosexuals to marry is fundamental to freedom—for without that right it is the same as slavery—which also was voted on by various decaying civilizations—from ancient Greece to that in the USA (that had to fight a war to recognize black people as free and equal). To deny this freedom, to choose, is equal to celebrating the end of logic, consciousness, and democracy, and installing a dictatorship of religions based on outdated, and fabricated texts.

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By R. A. Earl, November 10, 2006 at 12:07 pm Link to this comment
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One by one they come around to accepting that the earth, indeed, is NOT FLAT!

But why does “enlightenment” take such a glacial path? Why do we have to suffer from such ignorant prejudices so long before a critical mass of courage is found to change things?

Applause for ANY legislators evolved enough to acknowledge that ALL PEOPLE, except perhaps for out-and-out dangerous criminals, HAVE THE SAME HUMAN RIGHTS.

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