Only 2 percent of the marriages of gay
and lesbian couples in Mexico City end in divorce.
The figure was highlighted by Mexico
City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera as he hosted a mass wedding for 26
gay couples over the weekend.
“The City of Mexico has today 2,513
marriages of people of the same sex. Only this year we have 373
marriages between people of the same sex. An important fact of these
couplings: only 2 percent end in divorce,” Mancera said.
Mancera also announced that his
administration was working to reduce red tape for gay couples getting
Mexico City, which has a population of
nearly 9 million, in 2009 became the first municipality in Mexico to
legalize gay nuptials.
The city's overall divorce rate is
closer to 50 percent.
The event included cake and mariachi
music. Later Mancera raffled off a honeymoon vacation to Puerto de