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88 Gay Couples Married In Mexico City

So far 88 gay couples have wed under Mexico City's new marriage equality law.
A statement from Mexico City’s government says 50 of the couples were men and 38 women. It said Monday that 37 more gay couples are scheduled to be married between April and June. Mexico City’s legislature passed the first law in Latin America explicitly giving gay marriages in the federal district the same status as heterosexual ones in December. The legislation also allows same-sex couples to adopt children. The law took effect March 4 over criticism by the Roman Catholic Church and a campaign against the measure by President Felipe Calderon’s conservative National Action Party.

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