Fernando Arias Amparo and Victor
Aguirre Espinoza exchanged vows on Saturday, ending nearly two years
of legal wrangling to become the first gay couple to marry in Baja
The couple, together 10 years, married
during an impromptu wedding outside the City Hall of the state's
capital of Mexicali.
A ruling from Mexico's Supreme Court
paved the way for the couple to marry, but officials rejected the
couple three times.
California's first gay wedding blocked by claim couple is not sane.)
On Saturday, a crowd of about 500
people gathered outside Mexicali City Hall to protest the continued
delay. According to The
San Diego Union-Tribune, the couple emerged from private
meetings with city officials and the mayor to announce that the
wedding would take place.
The men married under a canopy in front
of City Hall surrounded by supporters and a crush of media.