ON Friday August 19, senator Yolanda de la Torre Valdez, of the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), said that debating and approving President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposal for marriage equality will not be a priority for the PRI in the upcoming legislative sessions.
President Peña Nieto, also of the PRI, announced his support for marriage equalityin May.
De la Torre Valdez, who represents the state of Durango in the Senate, said that while she recognizes the importance of marriage equality, she thinks that Peña Nieto’s proposal has polarized society and should be discussed openly by all affected parties, including the Catholic Church.
“What’s the priority? Right now, I think we are not prepared to make decisions,” she said. “This is an important issue, but it is a polarizing issue, that should be debated publicly. I think we need open debates. We can’t pass marriage equality without having a broad national debate. It would polarize society.”
De la Torre added that the issue of marriage equality is even more polarizing than legalizing medicinal marijuana use.
more recommended stories
Mexico Is ‘Hostile Foreign Power’ (Tucker Carlson)
Tucker Carlson, an American conservative political.
American Airlines will fly to Cancun with a 787-8 Dreamliner
American Airlines announced recently that it.
Hip Hop and the Graffiti Art Scene Merida: Homage to the Yucatecan Mestizo
A few weeks ago, I reached.
Hermana República: an original gastronomic concept created in Mérida
Hermana República is the Yucatecan artisan.
Montana man seriously injured in Cancun, family seeks funding for surgery
According to KULR-8 News Staff, a family.
Real Estate prices rise in the north of Merida
The National Chamber of Housing Developers.
Free surgeries for children with cleft lip and palate in Yucatan
Alma’s son was born with a.
British legacy can be found in Hidalgo, Mexico
In the early 19th Century, Cornish.
Mexico deploys formidable deportation force near its own southern border
On the Suchiate River dividing Mexico.
Dead man found inside an abandoned house in Mérida
On Sunday May 20, residents of.