Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mexico City grants gays the right to marry and adopt

From Rex Wockner's weekly syndicated international LGBT news column via Bay Windows:
Mexico City’s Legislative Assembly voted 39-20 to legalize same-sex marriage Dec. 21... Federal benefits, such as pension, inheritance and social-security rights, will remain off-limits to married gay couples without changes in federal law to recognize the Mexico City marriages.
The bill, which also grants gay couples the right to adopt, is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Marcelo Ebrard in January. The law would go into effect in March.

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