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20:42 | 21st July 2017

News: World

Fri 16 Jul, 2010
By Danielle Carter


a recognition of tolerance, but first and foremost a way to promote gay tourism in Mexico

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Argentina legalise gay marriage

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On Thursday, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage.

Mexico City also allows gay couples to wed.

The city government would pay the air fares for the newly-wed couple and is seeking sponsorship from hotels and restaurants to finance the rest of the honeymoon, Mr Rojas said.

The offer was "a recognition of tolerance, but first and foremost a way to promote gay tourism in Mexico".



The left-leaning Mexico City government legalised same-sex marriage in 2009 and also allows gay couples to adopt children.

The BBC correspondent in Mexico, Julian Miglierini, says some Mexicans consider the invitation to be simply a publicity stunt.

But he says the offer by the capital's authorities also shows how the new law in Argentina could galvanise the demand for gay rights across Latin America.

 

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