A gay male couple who tied the knot on
Saturday was the first to take advantage of a recently approved gay
marriage law in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
Jesus Fernando Covarrubias Monsivais
and Luis Alberto Reyes Soto married in front of friends, family and
the media at a Civil Registry office in Saltillo, the capital and
largest city of Coahuila.
The men, who met at a party 12 years
ago and started dating three years later, said they plan on adopting
a child, various Mexican media reported.
Coahuila Governor Ruben Moreira Valdez
congratulated the couple on their nuptials.
Lawmakers on September 1 approved
changes to the state's civil code, giving gay and straight couples
equal marital rights, including the right to adopt children.
Gay couples can also marry in the
federal district of Mexico City, where lawmakers approved a marriage
law in 2009. Such unions have also taken place in Quintana Roo,
where the state's civil code is gender neutral.