Yucatecan activists and defenders of same-sex marriage will present a citizen initiative to modify Yucatan’s Constitution… again!
One marriage-equality proponent, Adelaida Salas Salazar, vowed to collect enough signatures this summer to push the measure before lawmakers in September.
“We present the initiative and Congress has the obligation to legislate it,” she said. “It is by no means a finished matter; in no way are we going to remain silent.”
According to Salas Salazar, 3,500 signatures have been collected so far. Activists are combing any place where crowds gather — from beaches to city parks — with their petition.
But federal judges might make the petition moot.
An injunction filed before Mexico’s Supreme Court, that would override the legislature and make gay marriage legal in Yucatan, is still pending. The high court ruled in 2015 that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional.
“It is a protection against … discrimination and because the deputies are violating the law; equal marriage is approved throughout the nation. Equal marriage is a fact,” she said. “That is, if you go to Campeche, you get married, if you go to Quintana Roo, they already have their tour packages for their diversity weddings,” she said.
Same-sex couples are free to marry in Mexico City and other 18 Mexican states.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom
more recommended stories
Yucatán stands out at the 2019 Mexbest Awards
After an evaluation of 150 restaurants.
Scientists say too much tourism is fueling mysterious disease killing the Caribbean’s corals
The breathtaking reds, yellows and purples.
Cases of animal cruelty continue on the rise all over the Yucatan
Rescuers of stray dogs in the.
Mexico makes arrests in last week’s massacre of 3 women, 6 children
Mexico has made an unspecified number.
Sustainable “Cenote Diving” Festival looks to boost economy and create awareness in Yucatan
YUCATAN (Times Media Mexico).- Sustainable development and.
Elephants dying amidst severe drought in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE (News Agencies) — More than.
Evo Morales landed in Mexico City
The former president of Bolivia, Evo.
Cold front number 12 will hit the Yucatan Peninsula
On Tuesday November 12th, Cold Front.
“Pasaje Picheta” reopens its doors to the public
“The area known as Pasaje Gabriel.
Two bomb threats at the Cancun airport in one week
For the second time in less.