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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