Mexico leader Pena Nieto proposes legalising same-sex marriage
17 May 2016
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
Mexico’s President, Enrique Pena Nieto, has proposed constitutional reform to legalise same-sex marriage across the country.
The decision follows a Supreme Court ruling that opened the way to such unions.
Gay marriage is only legal in the capital, Mexico City, and a few states.
Elsewhere in Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and most recently Colombia have already legalised same-sex marriage.
Mr Pena Nieto made the announcement at an event marking Mexico’s national day against homophobia.
Argentina was the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriages in July 2010.
Source: BBC World