Coahuila, Mexico’s Congress Says ‘I Do’ to Gay Marriage

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The northern Mexican state of Coahuila has become the latest region in Mexico to approve same-sex marriage after a congressional vote changed the civil marriage code to give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. Mexico has seen a number of regions approve same-sex marriage beginning in 2009 when Mexico City became the first to legalize it. While opposition existed to the Coahuila vote, mainly from the Catholic Church, the Congress approved the change in a 19-3 vote.

Marriages may be instituted beginning as early as next week. [BBC]

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