Mexico: State of Chihuahua will no longer prevent same-sex couples from marrying

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The Washington Blade reports:

The governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua on Thursday announced his administration would no longer prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

Proceso, a Mexican newspaper, reported that César Duarte Jáquez’s announcement takes effect immediately.

Duarte’s announcement comes ahead of an expected ruling from the Mexican Supreme Court that Proceso said will order Chihuahuan lawmakers to decide the issue of marriage rights for gays and lesbians. The newspaper reported the decision will also require local authorities to compensate the 31 same-sex couples who had sought legal resource, known as an “amparo” in the Mexican judicial system, after they had been denied their request to marry.

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