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Mexico: State of Colima legalises civil unions for same-sex couples

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  1. godric godricson 30 Jul 2013, 5:21pm

    Well done to Colima! Whilst this isn’t marriage it will make the lives of LGBT people so much easier and it’s part of an incremental march to equality in an uncomfortably Catholic country. Would love to hear from a Mexican about civil partnerships in The United Mexican States

    1. Hi, I am a Mexican man. I am married to another man. Marriage between people of the same sex can be performed in the Federal District (the capital) and in the state of Quintana Roo. Same sex marriages are not performed in other states but all states must recognize those performed in Mexico City and Quintana Roo. Two states have civil partnerships (Coahuila and Colima); Mexico City also has civil partnerships, but now it also has marriage. In individual cases courts have aproved marriages in the states of Oaxaca and Yucatán, which builds precedent for future cases. Before I got married (in October 2011) I was in a civil partnership for four years, but rights were not the same as for married people. i think the country is quite homophobic, but things have been changing among young educated people in large cities (especially Mexico City). The influence of the Catholic Church is strong but fortunately it is not reflected in our laws

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