Mexico City lawmaker proposes legalizing gay marriage

Posted on 25 Nov 2009 at 5:36pm

As lawmakers in New York and New Jersey this week put off long-promised votes on legalizing same-sex marriage, Mexico City lawmaker David Razu has proposed changing the city’s civil code to allow gay marriages, according to an Associated Press report.

Razu said the changes he is proposing would give same-sex couples the same rights that opposite-sex married couples have regarding social security and other benefits.

The proposal has been sent to committees for consideration, but no date for a vote has been set.

Mexico is a heavily Roman Catholic country, and the church — of course — opposes Razu’s proposal. But the leftist Democratic Revolutionary Party, which dominates Mexico City’s legislature, has already approved legalizing abortion andcivil unions for same-sex couples.

The church was against those moves, too.

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