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Enrique Peña Nieto to propose for Mexican Gay Marriage

Posted: 17/05/2016

By: GAYPV News Team

President Enrique Peña Nieto announced May 17, 2017 on the Internation Day Against Homophobia that he will send to Congress a reform to revise  Article 4 of the Mexican Constitution to allow for same sex marriage within all of Mexico. The declaration was the first of 4 initiatives delivered in a speech on the International Day Against Homophobia.

First Initiative

"He wants to incorporate the judgment of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation which has already recognized  the human right that all people can marry without discrimination" on grounds of ethnicity, disability, social status, health, religion, gender or sexual preference. He added several states allow gay marriage so it can not be that Mexicans have certain rights in some states and not in others. He hopes the changes to the Federal Civil Code is approved by the congress. The administration would also petition the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to have passports reflect gender identify.  Peña Nieto would also ask the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) that sex-reassignment surgery be applied to passports without problems.

Second Initiative

An initiative to reform the Federal Civil Code was ensure equal marriage among people over 18 years of age. 

Third Initiative

Review the levels of government that have sexual discriminatory areas and to modify or repeal, as needed. 

Fourth Initiative

Mexico, as an actor with global responsibility, will be part of the Core Group on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender in the United Nations, in which 19 countries from different regions are involved. 

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