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Mexico City Registers First Same-Sex Civil Union

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As an orchestra played "Bésame Mucho", Antonio Medina, 38, (right) and Jorge Cerpa, 31, on Friday became the first same-sex couple to register for a civil union in Mexico City under the law according to El Universal:

"They were united Friday in a plaza in front of the government offices for Mexico City´s Iztapalapa precinct, signing documents under a banner that read 'Civil Union Law: Your right to choose' as dozens of supporters yelled 'Bravo!' and waved rainbow flags."

Mexico City, though the first municipality to pass such a law, is the second to put it into action. The northern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, began registering civil unions in late January.

Said Medina: "With this law, a history of exclusion comes to an end. Today, the love that before did not dare speak its name has now entered the public spotlight."

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  1. Felicidades! Juntos en la lucha!

    Posted by: rudy | Mar 19, 2007 9:10:12 AM


  2. It is wonderful and sad to see other countries acknowledging gay rights. I an happy that we are gaining ground around the world but then I am reminded how here in my own homeland I an still not equal and free....

    Posted by: Nick | Mar 19, 2007 9:45:39 AM


  3. Awesome. I can imagine the fundies getting their panties all in a bunch. That a very macho-oriented culture would allow two men to legalize their union speaks volume of the religion/moralistic/dogmatic-oriented culture in the U.S.

    Posted by: xavier | Mar 19, 2007 9:52:21 AM


  4. Congratulations to Mexico and bravo for further shaming the so-called "home of freedom" to the north.

    Posted by: John C | Mar 19, 2007 10:46:27 AM


  5. Excellent!

    Posted by: Jack! | Mar 19, 2007 2:16:42 PM


  6. "Awesome. I can imagine the fundies getting their panties all in a bunch."
    Posted by: xavier |

    LOL, don't rub it in. They might already be close to getting a heart attack watching all the photographers celebrate the new star couple of Mexico.

    Bésame Mucho Mexico! Congrats to the newlyweds Antonio Medina and Jorge Cerpa!!

    Posted by: Da | Mar 19, 2007 3:28:15 PM


  7. Mexico as a country can recognize injustice god will so will its North American neighbor. Congratulations to all the gay couples that have chosen to dedicate their lives to each other.

    DonPato
    GayMexicoNetwork


    Posted by: DonPato | Apr 2, 2007 6:21:28 PM


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