Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage, adoptions

Mexico City – one of Latin America’s largest metropolises – legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

By a vote of 39 to 20, the city’s legislative assembly approved revisions to the civil code to permit same-sex marriages. Five legislators abstained.

In a separate motion, the assembly voted 31 to 24 in favor of legalizing adoption by same-sex couples, with nine abstentions.

The revision will change the definition of marriage to a union between two people, instead of the current version, which specifies a union between a man and a woman.

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