Rarámuri gay couple gets married; They meet on social media.
Carlos Eduardo Lara González and Rogelio Aguirre López became last Thursday the first Rarámuri couple to contract equal marriage in Chihuahua.
“We had lived together for three years, with this we seek to motivate that love is universal. They can be a man and a man, a woman and a woman, it is the same simply to close the discrimination gap,” Aguirre López told Efe.
Accompanied by their godparents and witnesses, the young people went to the Civil Registry where they signed the act and with this, they legally joined their lives in marriage.
Both currently live in the city of Chihuahua. Rogelio, 20, is studying law, while Carlos, 18, is a nurse.
Rogelio said that they had their first contact through social networks, later they decided to start a talk in person and their love arose between them, but after coexistence, they chose to live together until they legally unite their lives.
Both have suffered criticism from the Rarámuri community, mainly due to their preferences and for not completely wearing the clothing of the ethnic group, since they combine denim pants with the traditional shirt or other clothing characteristics of their community.
That is why, for them, the important thing is that, if two people love each other, they are free, they are not afraid to be who they are and that they do not hide from anyone.
“I suffered discrimination in high school from classmates and teachers, they called me “joto” (faggot) or “faggot” and what made me strong was my family, my mother, and my aunts, (who) have been in everything moment supporting me”, added Rogelio.
The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared in 2015 unconstitutional the state civil codes that prevent same-sex marriages.
Currently, 19 of the 32 states in the country have adapted their laws or implemented actions to allow same-sex marriage without the need for protection.
However, Mexico remains the second country in Latin America with the most homophobic and transphobic violence, after Brazil, according to the Rainbow Foundation’s National Observatory of LGBT Hate Crimes.
The Letter S organization reported 79 hate killings against people from the LGBT community in 2020, of which more than half were trans women.
Despite the fact that almost half of the 32 states legally recognize the right to gender identity, the LGBT community has denounced the growth of violence and discrimination in recent years.
Currently, there are 19 states of the Mexican Republic that allow same-sex marriage without the need for protection.
States where same-sex marriage is legal
- Mexico City, March 4, 2010.
- Quintana Roo, May 3, 2012.
- Coahuila, September 17, 2014.
- Chihuahua, June 12, 2015.
- Nayarit, December 23, 2015.
- Jalisco, April 21, 2016.
- Campeche, May 20, 2016.
- Colima, June 12, 2016.
- Michoacan, June 23, 2016.
- Morelos, July 5, 2016.
- Chiapas, May 11, 2018.
- San Luis Potosi, May 21, 2019.
- Nuevo Leon, May 31, 2019.
- Hidalgo, June 11, 2019.
- Baja California Sur, June 29, 2019.
- Aguascalientes, August 16, 2019.
- Oaxaca, August 28, 2019.
- Puebla, November 11, 2020.
- Tlaxcala, December 24, 2020.
- Sinaloa, June 15, 2021.
- Baja California, June 16, 2021.
- Yucatan, August 25, 2021.
- Queretaro, September 22, 2021.
- Sonora, September 23, 2021.
- Zacatecas, December 14, 2021.
- Guanajuato , December 21, 2021.