Mexican State of Jalisco has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

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Today has been a monumental day for the state of Jalisco in Mexico. The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation just announced that the traditional definition of marriage, only between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. This is the first time in Mexican history that the Supreme Court has imposed the marrying of same-sex couples on a state.

The Courts decision to overturn Articles 258, 260, and 267 of the Civil Code of Jalisco was unanimous citing that the exclusion of same-sex couples in marriage is a violation of Article 1 of the Constitution.

As a result of the percentage of judges that ruled it unconstitutional (eight out of 11), once the ruling is published, registries will be ordered to marry couples.

Until now, only a few states and cities in the country allowed gay marriage, but the ruling today may have far-reaching effects.

To read more about the progress click here.

Be sure to read about Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara (two cities in Jalisco) in our April issue!

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