Marriage equality comes to Mexican state of Cahuila

Marriage equality comes to Mexican state of Cahuila

By a vote of 19-1, the state legislature of Mexico’s 15th most populous state – Coahuila, Mexico – has legalized same-sex marriage. The new law goes into effect in one week.

According to reports, the law says, “Marriage is the free union with full consent of two people, which has as its objective to realize community life where both [people] seek respect, equality and mutual aid, and make in a free, responsible, voluntary and informed way reproductive decisions that fit their life project, including the possibility of procreation or adoption.”

Of the 31 Mexican states, marriage equality is also celebrated in the state of Quintana Roo and the Federal District (Mexico City).