Mexico City, Dec 22: The legislators of Mexico city passed a law on Monday, Dec 21 giving homosexual couples full marriage rights.
"We are putting an end to segregation and stigmatization of a sector of society, giving access to full marriage rights," David Razu, a legislator from the left-wing Social Democratic Party, or PSD, who promoted the law, was quoted as saying.
The legislators voted for the change in the definition of marriage from 'a union of a man and a woman' to 'a union of two people' to legally accommodate same sex marriages.
With this Mexico city became the first city in the 'macho' Latin America to legalize gay marriage.
Besides doing away with social and legal discrimination, the law also makes it possible for gay couples to adopt children.