Mexico City Reports 1,000 Gay Marriages & Gay Tourism Boost

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It’s been a little over a year since Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Signed the bill into law that allows gay and lesbian couples to get married in the capital city. While there is still a lot to do in terms of equality in Mexico (including some anti-gay hotels), the city is reporting that 1,000 same-sex marriages have registered at the civil registry (comprising 548 gay and 452 lesbian). Supporters who said that the new bill would increase tourism were right—around six percent (or 60 couples) made the trip to Mexico City to get hitched. The city has also been working hard to promote itself as a honeymoon destination. It most notably offered a free honeymoon to the first married couple in Argentina. [PinkNews]

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