Three months after a gay marriage law took effect in Mexico City, 180 gay and lesbian couples have married in the nation's capital, the AP reported.

The figures were released Friday by the city government.

One hundred of the couples were male and 80 were female.

Ten foreigners have married Mexicans, including two French, two British, an American, an Italian, a Colombian, a Panamanian, a Spaniard and a Romanian.

Lawmakers approved the law that gives gay couples all the rights and responsibilities of marriage, including the right to adopt children, in December. Previously, the city government recognized gay couples with civil unions, but gay adoption was banned. The law went into effect on March 4.

The law is a first for Latin America. Argentine lawmakers are considering a similar gay marriage bill that also allows gay couples the right to adopt children. Uruguay recognizes gay couples with civil unions, the only Latin American country to do so.

Mexico City is home to approximately 10 million Mexicans.

The federal government has appealed to the nation's Supreme Court to block the law, but the court has yet to rule on the issue.