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May 17, 2008

Mexico Transgender Couple Ties The Knot, Pushes Law

Filed under: Religion,Rights,World News — disciplepete @ 5:07 pm

From the NYT:

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A couple who both changed their sex married on Saturday in Mexico’s first transgender wedding, as the traditionally conservative country loses some of its inhibitions.

Mario del Socorro, formerly Maria, and Diana Guerrero, who used to be Jose, held an austere ceremony for friends and relatives in a community center.

The couple said they hoped media coverage would pressure Mexico’s Congress to pass a proposed law that would let people get sex change operations in public hospitals and then be able to change their names and genders in public records

Lawmakers behind the transgender proposal are challenging a swath of conservative customs in largely Catholic Mexico, and in recent years they have been gaining momentum.

In 2006, gay civil unions were legalized in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila.

Lawmakers in the capital last year legalized early-term abortions and approved a law allowing terminally ill people to refuse treatment.

The Catholic Church has strongly criticized all of these measures.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] Mexico Transgender Couple Ties The Knot, Pushes LawThe couple said they hoped media coverage would pressure Mexico’s Congress to pass a proposed law that would let people get sex change operations in public hospitals and then be able to change their names and genders in public records… … […]

    Pingback by Mexico » Gangs as Cults — May 17, 2008 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  2. Congatulations from Canada, I wish you success.

    Denise
    CKDU 88.1 fm, Halifax
    OvertheRainbow

    Comment by Denise Holliday — May 18, 2008 @ 2:00 am | Reply


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