Mexican congressional committee rejects proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples
- President Enrique Peña Nieto’s office had asked for an amendment to the constitution to allow couples to marry irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.
- The constitutional committee voted 19-8 (with one abstention) against allowing the proposal to proceed.
- While same-sex marriage is permitted in several Mexican states and a judicial ruling declared marriage bans unconstitutional, the executive proposal was an attempt to secure marriage rights nationwide.
“Mexican congressional committee rejects Pena Nieto’s bid to legalize gay marriage” (Reuters)
“Los diputados fulminan la propuesta de Peña Nieto de avalar el matrimonio igualitario” (El País, in Spanish)
“Diputados desechan iniciativa de matrimonios gay” (El Universal, in Spanish)