Mexico City Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Dec 24, 2009 • News, Politics

Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples on Monday by a vote of 39 to 20 in the legislative assembly. Five abstained from voting. In another motion, the assembly voted 31 to 24 in favor of legalizing adoption by same-sex couples, with nine abstentions.

The revision will change the definition of marriage to “a union between two people,” as opposed to what it says now: “a union between a man and a woman.”

This comes two years after legislators approved same-sex civil unions.

Mexico City is the second major Latin American city to legalize same-sex marriage after Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Information from CNN.