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Old 03-11-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Default Gay couples wed for first time in Mexico

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Two glowing brides in matching white gowns and four other same-sex couples made history in Mexico City on Thursday as they wed under Latin America's first law that explicitly approves gay marriage.

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard was a guest of honor at the weddings of Judith Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda and the other couples who tied the knot in a city building, despite harsh criticism from the Roman Catholic Church and a campaign against the measure by President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party.
Gays wed for first time in Mexico - Americas- msnbc.com

In a way, they've got it better than same-sex married couples in the U.S. Although the marriages in Mexico can only be performed in Mexico City, they must be recognized as legal throughout the country. Mexico doesn't have anything equivalent to our Defense Of Marriage Act.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I wondered about recognition outside of Mexico City and now I have my answer.

I am very happy for the same-sex couples in Mexico. They have marriage rights AND adoption rights. Woot woot!
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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What does it say that America can't do what a very Catholic country can? I am surprised, just as I was surprised when Spain allowed gay marriage, what, almost a decade ago? I can't imagine the church having less sway in those countries than in ours. Amazed am I. But good for them.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Good for them. However, it is just one city.... Got a long way to go.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Good for them. However, it is just one city.... Got a long way to go.
True, but it's a city of more than 9 million people. That's bigger than most U.S. states. And their marriages are recognized throughout all of Mexico, unlike ours.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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Wow, who woulda thunk that Mexico City is so much more advanced and sophisticated than so much of the US?

*sigh*
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Wow, who woulda thunk that Mexico City is so much more advanced and sophisticated than so much of the US?

*sigh*
More like a big step backwards, the opposite of "more advanced" and "sophisticated."
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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All the gays in the US, should exodus to Mexico. Sounds like the promised land.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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More like a big step backwards, the opposite of "more advanced" and "sophisticated."
Haha backwards to when? If it's the first time it's happened, how is it possible that it's gone backwards to do so?
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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All the gays in the US, should exodus to Mexico. Sounds like the promised land.
That was a blow below the belt. Is that all you could come up with? Why should a US Citizen go to a foreign country for equal rights, when he/she lives in the "greatest" democracy in human history? I know...don't answer that. And with a Username like Bentbow, I would think you would be more simpathetic with gay rights.
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