Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded in recent years, in keeping with worldwide legal trends. The intellectual influence of the French Revolution and the brief French occupation of Mexico —67 resulted in the adoption of the Napoleonic Code , which decriminalized same-sex sexual acts in Change is slower in the hinterlands, however, and even in large cities discomfort with change often leads to backlashes. On 3 June , the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation released a "jurisprudential thesis" in which the legal definition of marriage was changed to encompass same-sex couples.
LGBT rights in Mexico
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A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is a list of countries that have legalized the practice, with the most recent countries to do so shown first.
A Same-Sex Marriage Under Mexican Law, but Outside Mexico
Photos of the wedding show dozens of smiling attendees, dancing, finalizing their wedding certificate and, of course, a toast. Weddings are often a lot of work, but as a same-sex couple in Sonora, Ruiz and Navarro had to jump through additional hoops to get that certificate in their hands. In , they went with documents in hand to the civil registry like any couple would.
In Mexico , only civil marriages are recognized by law, and all its proceedings fall under state legislation. Legislation to change the laws covering same-sex marriage is currently proposed in almost every other state. In addition, courts in all states must approve marriage licenses for same-sex couples when petitioned to do so; individual same-sex marriages have occurred in every state. Since August , same-sex marriages performed within Mexico are recognized by the 31 states without exception, and fundamental spousal rights such as alimony payments, inheritance rights, and the coverage of spouses by the federal social security system also apply to same-sex couples across the country.