Rev. Irene Monroe: Mexico sets the tone on hate speech

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 7:33 am

Homophobic epithets are so pervasive across the globe that most heterosexual people are sadly unaware of the psychological and physical toil they have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Too often and cavalierly these epithets go either unchecked or unchallenged as hate speech. Mexico, however, has stepped forward to define and reduce [...]

Supreme Court of Mexico rules that Mexico City marriages are valid nationwide

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 6:16 pm

Last week the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that Mexico City’s marriage equality law was constitutional. Today the Court ruled by a 9-2 vote that those marriages are valid nationally.  This means that even if other Mexican states don’t have marriage equality laws, they have to treat LGBT couples married in Mexico City the same as [...]

Mexico City becomes the third American capital city to offer marriage equality

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 3:45 pm

H/T kudo451 Mexico City’s marriage equality law went into effect today.  Lesbian and gay couples who apply for marriage licenses today will be able to marry sometime in the next week to 10 days.  Isn’t it incredible to contemplate that the three northern-most American national capitals now stand unequivocally for equality? In 2003 Ottawa, Canada [...]

Breaking: Marriage Equality in Mexico City

By: Monday December 21, 2009 4:34 pm

The Legislative Assembly, the unicameral legislative body for Mexico City, just passed a marriage equality bill 39-20.  The mayor is expected to sign it.  Mexico City has been a regional leader in LGBT rights, passing a civil unions law and other LGBT-positive legislation in recent years. The Los Angeles Times says: The bill calls for [...]

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