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.
Mexico City’s legislature approved the first law explicitly giving gay marriages the same status as heterosexual ones in December 2009. The measure also gave same-sex couples the right to adopt children.
The government said Friday that 73 foreigners were among those married, and the rest were Mexican citizens.
On Aug. 10, 2010, Mexico’s supreme court ruled that same-sex marriages in Mexico City must be recognized in all 31 states throughout the country.