Querétaro Congress says yes to equal marriage

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It becomes the 23rd state to approve it with 20 votes in favor and 3 against

With 20 votes in favor and three against, the LIX local Legislature approved a bill that reforms the civil code of the state of Querétaro, which reconfigures marriage, cohabitation, and adoption of same-sex couples, thereby allowing equal marriage without the need for a Amparo.

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During the last minute plenary session, Deputies Elsa Méndez Álvarez and Concepción Herrera Martínez and Deputy Hugo Cabrera Ruiz voted against the reform, while Deputy Leticia Rubio and Deputy Miguel Ángel Torres Olguín were not in the meeting room. plenary session during the vote on the opinion.

With this reform, Querétaro becomes the 23rd state to approve the civil union between people of the same sex, who will no longer have to present an Amparo to finalize the marriage. In past months, Yucatán, Baja California, and Sinaloa also joined.

It should be remembered that the equal marriage initiative has been entered, for nine years, on five occasions in the last three legislatures, the most recent in June 2021 by the Human Rights Ombudsman of the state of Querétaro (DDHQ).

Even in September 2020, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) called on the Congress of the state of Querétaro to rule and approve the reforms to the Civil Code of the entity that sought to recognize marriage between people of the same sex, as well as the right to gender identity.

Source: ejecentral.com.mx, diariodequeretaro.com.mx

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