Miss Universe Jimena Navarrete Supports Marriage Equality

Andrés Duque at Blabbeando translates an interview with the recently-crowned Miss Universe, Jimena Navarrete of Mexico. Navarrete is asked her opinion about same-sex marriage:

Navarrete"I believe that every person in this world has the right to profess the beliefs they have and I am in agreement. We have to respect what each human being decides to do with their lives, no? Clearly, there are limitations, of course, also, as there also are with heterosexual couples, no? Better said, there are limitations for any of the two – if they are heterosexual or homosexual – but I believe we have to learn to be respectful because they are people who are the same as us. There is no difference. And I don't believe it's just to discriminate somebody based on the gender they prefer, no? Based on the partner they choose to select, if it's a man or a woman. The truth is that I am absolutely against discrimination and, well, what can I say. I have many friends who are homosexual and I adore them. And they are equal folk: There is no reason we should want to set them aside, there is no reason why we shouldn't let them enjoy what they want to enjoy with their partner."

As you may recall, the Mexican Supreme Court recently declared Mexico City's marriage equality law constitutional and ruled that all Mexican states must recognize same-sex marriages.


  1. jamal49 says

    Well, the translation gets the gist of what she said, but it’s still about 20% off the mark.

    Even so, it is amazing that a reigning Miss Universe who will be a most public figure worldwide for the next year should be so courageous and honest about this.

    I applaud her twice: once for her comments and once for her victory.

    Espero que ella tenga un reinado exitoso. Felicidades!

  2. Frank says

    hey yeah the supreme court ruled, that all same sex-mariages performed inside México city should be recognize in all states, but to get marry in mexico city, in the law they said that you must have a residency of 6 months to be eligible, wich is a total downer

  3. jake says

    Yay! I’m glad she supports us! It’s a “major major” thing to know she supports us! beautiful both inside and Out! Wish Miss Philippines would have won though, and she supports gay marriage too!!!

  4. Lee Creole says

    She’s stunning and not only because of her beauty on the outside but for her heart, consideration and compassion for all. Thank you Miss Universe!