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
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.
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
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.