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Héctor Jonathan Franco Martínez

Gay prisoner in Mexico blinded following attack by cellmate who gouged his eyes

Monday, January 13, 2014
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- A gay prisoner in Mexico remains hospitalized and recovering from injuries after his cellmate gouged out his eyes. [ Read more → ]

Western Mexico state approves same-sex civil unions

Friday, November 1, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- Lawmakers in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have approved a change in the state's constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions. [ Read more → ]
Benjamin Medrano

Mexico’s first openly gay mayor does not support gay marriage, ‘not yet, anyway’

Sunday, September 15, 2013
FRESNILLO, Zacatecas, Mexico -- The first openly gay mayor in Mexico's history has been sworn in at a ceremony in city of Fresnillo, but LGBT residents should not look to him for support in legalizing same-sex marriage in Zacatecas, a state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts. [ Read more → ]

Same-sex couples win right to marry in Mexico state of Chihuahua

Friday, September 6, 2013
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico -- A same-sex couple in Mexico legally wed after successfully challenging the state of Chihuahua for refusing to register their marriage earlier this year. [ Read more → ]
Rafael Mendoza

Mexico lawmaker asks to ban gay unions in public because it ‘confuses children’

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
MEXICO CITY - A state legislator in Mexico is causing a stir by asking authorities not to allow gay weddings in public spaces because it confuses children in a state that just approved same-sex civil unions. [ Read more → ]

Mexican state of Colima approves same-sex civil unions

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- Lawmakers in Mexico's western state of Colima have approved a change in the state's constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions. [ Read more → ]
via FacebookLGBT rights advocates protest outside the Russian Embassy in Mexico City.

LGBT activists in Mexico protest outside Russian Embassy over anti-gay laws

Friday, July 19, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- LGBT activists on Friday assembled outside the Russian embassy in Mexico City to protest the country’s adoption of anti-gay laws. [ Read more → ]

Gay detainee accuses immigration authorities of endangering his life

Friday, April 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO – A 26-year-old gay man is accusing two immigration guards in El Centro, Calif. of making anti-gay slurs at him, violently roughing him up while in custody, and putting in danger his health and his life. [ Read more → ]

Mexico’s high court: Homophobic slurs not protected as freedom of expression

Thursday, March 7, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that two homophobic words commonly used in Mexico to humiliate gay men are not protected as freedom of expression under the constitution, allowing those offended by them to sue for moral damages. [ Read more → ]

Mexico Supreme Court cites U.S. Supreme Court cases in same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
MEXICO CITY — In a historic and unanimous decision Monday, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that denying same-sex couples in the Mexican State of Oaxaca the right to marry is unconstitutionally discriminatory, based in part on two significant U.S. Supreme Court cases. [ Read more → ]

Mexico Supreme Court strikes down ban on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Supreme Court of Mexico on Wednesday issued a unanimous ruling in favor of three same-sex couples seeking to marry in the southern state of Oaxaca, paving the way for universal marriage rights throughout Mexico. [ Read more → ]
Armando Montano

Openly gay journalist found dead in elevator shaft in Mexico City

Monday, July 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY -- Armando Montano, an openly gay apprentice journalist working as a summer intern for the Associated Press in Mexico City, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old. [ Read more → ]

Known male prostitute arrested in murder of U.S. Airways flight attendant

Monday, October 31, 2011
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials announced they have arrested a known male prostitute for the robbery and brutal murder of a gay flight attendant on Saturday during a layover stop in Mexico City. [ Read more → ]
Nick Aaronson

Suspect in custody for murder of gay flight attendant in Mexico City hotel

Sunday, October 30, 2011
MEXICO CITY -- A Phoenix-based gay flight attendant for U.S. Airways was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room early Saturday morning in what local police are referring to as a homicide. [ Read more → ]

Mexico City same-sex marriages surpass 1,000 since legalization

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Mexico's capital city has reported that 1,000 same-sex marriages have been registered since the city's lawmakers legalized same-sex unions on Dec. 21, 2009, according to a statement released by the Oficina del Registro Civil (Civil Registry). [ Read more → ]

Mexico City records 700 gay unions in first year of marriage equality

Sunday, March 6, 2011
MEXICO CITY -- More than 700 gay and lesbian couples have married in Mexico City since the capital city enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly allowing same-sex unions, just one year ago. [ Read more → ]

Mexico supreme court orders gay marriages recognized country wide

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Mexico's supreme court ruled Tuesday that same-sex marriages in Mexico City must be recognized in all 31 states throughout the country, though the ruling does not mean other states have to allow their own gay weddings. [ Read more → ]

High court upholds Mexico City same-sex marriage law

Friday, August 6, 2010
Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a landmark law this week, permitting same-sex marriages in Mexico City, and rejecting the conservative federal government's claim that the law is unconstitutional because it threatens the institution of the family. [ Read more → ]

Same-sex couples wed as Mexico City gay marriage law takes effect

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Five gay and lesbian couples were married in Mexico City on Thursday, the first such ceremonies since a law went into effect this month legalizing same-sex marriage in the Mexican capital. From CNN: Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard was on hand to witness four of... [ Read more → ]

Mexico City enacts Latin America’s first same-sex marriage law

Thursday, March 4, 2010
A law allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry took effect Thursday in Mexico City, just one day following the same rights being grated to couples in the U.S. capital. In Mexico's capital city, the measure also allows same-sex couples to adopt children. According to... [ Read more → ]

Mexico City attorney general seeks to overturn gay marriage law

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Mexican federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will try to overturn Mexico City's gay marriage law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. A statement from the federal Attorney General's Office said the law "violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the constitutional... [ Read more → ]

Mexico City mayor rejects demands to veto gay marriage law

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Mexico City on Tuesday formally put on the books a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, with Mayor Marcelo Ebrard rejecting demands he veto the controversial measure. The law, approved by city legislators on December 21, was published in Mexico City's official... [ Read more → ]

Mexico City legislature approves gay marriage, a first for Latin America

Monday, December 21, 2009
Mexico City's legislature on Monday legalized gay marriage, the first such approval in Latin America. The bill calls for a change in the definition of marriage in the city's civic code, from the union of a man and a woman to "the free uniting of... [ Read more → ]

Mexico City assemblyman proposes gay marriage

Sunday, November 29, 2009
A lawmaker in Mexico's capital has proposed changing the city's civil code to allow gay marriages. Mexico's Roman Catholic Church opposes the proposal. The church defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, as does current law. Lawmaker David Razu says the... [ Read more → ]
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