Gay marriage closer to reality in Mexico
Tracy Wilkinson | December 29, 2009 | 2:34 pm
Mexico City on Tuesday formally put on the books a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, with Mayor Marcelo Ebrard rejecting demands he veto the controversial measure.
The law was published in the official government newspaper, and will go into effect in 45 [working] days. It was passed by a comfortable margin by this sprawling capital's legislature last week.
The conservative National Action Party, which controls the federal government, and the Roman Catholic Church have both condemned the law as an affront to the traditional family. Both wanted to block it.