A poll found that 65 percent of
Mexicans support extending marriage rights to gay and lesbian
According to the
BGC-Excelsior poll, 34 percent of respondents remain opposed.
A slightly larger percentage (66%) of
respondents agree in whole or part with a proposal to alter Mexico's
constitution to include marriage equality for gay couples.
Earlier this month, President Enrique
Pena Nieto proposed the constitutional changes.
Pena Nieto's proposal would alter
Article 4 of the Mexican Constitution to reflect a 2015 Supreme Court
opinion that struck down state marriage bans as unconstitutional.
The Roman Catholic Church has
criticized the move, calling it a “distraction.”
Support for same-sex marriage has
increased dramatically in Mexico. In 2000, 57 percent of people
surveyed called such unions an attack on the family. That number has
dropped to 38 percent in this week's poll.