Gay Couples Allowed to Marry at Mexican Resorts
Same-sex couples who are planning a trip to Cancun and other hot spots to the Mexican Caribbean will not only be able to soak up the sun but also have the opportunity to get legally married, reported Hispanically Speaking News in a Dec 29 article.
Thanks to a loophole in the civil code, vacationers from the U.S., Canada and Europe can legalize their unions.
"This market niche ... is very attractive for European, Canadian and American [homosexual] couples," said Patricia Novelo, a spokeswoman for Colectivo Diversidad, a LGBT organization.
Novelo also said that the first same-sex group wedding will take place in January and the event will also help promote human rights for the LGBT community. There are eight couples that will be married in January she said. Most of them are Mexican but she expects more couples from other countries to get married in these lucky destinations soon.
Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, has not passed a law that legalizes same-sex marriages but because of a gap in the state’s Civil Code that does not specify the gender of individuals getting married, same-sex unions are legal.