Mexico City tourism officials want the
first gay couple to marry in Argentina to honeymoon in their city and
is offering to pay all expenses, Mexican media outlet Univision
Argentina became the first
Latin American country to legalize gay marriage on Thursday. The
law takes effect as soon as it is published in the nation's official
Gay and lesbian couples can also marry
in the Mexican capital and officials there want to promote the
megacity as a destination for gay and lesbian tourists.
“Mexico City and its private sector
will grant a honeymoon in the capital city and a beach resort to the
first gay couple to marry in Argentina,” Tourism Secretary
Alejandro Rojas said in a statement.
The city government would pay the air
fare for the newlywed couple and is looking to the private sector in
Mexico City and Cancun to pick up the hotel and restaurant portion of
Rojas said the offer was “a
recognition of tolerance” and a way to promote gay tourism in
The city approved the gay marriage law
in December, and on March
11 a lesbian couple became the first to marry during a mass ceremony
in the courtyard of the Municipal Palace.