Tag Archives: Mexico City

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Mexico City

The Los Angeles Times reports: A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, seriously damaging buildings and sending people fleeing into the streets on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. Local television stations broadcast images of collapsed facades and streets filled with rubble. The extent of damage and injuries was not immediately clear. …

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MEXICO: 100,000 Celebrate Mexico City Pride [VIDEO]

From Reuters: On the streets of Mexico City, men and women celebrate Gay Pride. Amid the drag queens, and rainbow banners, there’s an undercurrent of anxiety. These festivities comes just two weeks after a gunman killed 49 people at gay nightclub in Orlando, three of them Mexican citizens. Said participant Alex, “Well we have already seen the recent events filled …

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Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera Hosts Mass Wedding Of 26 Gay Couples

Via Blabbeando.

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Volcano Erupts Near Mexico City

Whoa. Note: There’s no audio on this clip.

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Enter The Earthscraper

Via Humans Invent, an interesting proposal. Burrowing down 35 stories beneath the heart of Mexico City, the Earthscraper defies everything the skyscraper stands for. It’s an ambitious rebuttal to architectural obsession with high-rise, so-called space efficient living. Shaped like an inverted pyramid, the Earthscraper will burrow downwards 775,000 square metres, preserving the existing city square above. By building below the …

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Lease With Option To Buy

Mexico City is considering offering temporary marriage licenses. If things aren’t working out after the agreed upon trial period, you just walk away. Leftists in the city’s assembly — who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay marriage — proposed a reform to the civil code this week that would allow couples to decide on the length of their commitment, …

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MEXICO CITY: Woman Becomes Surrogate Birth Mother To Gay Son’s Baby

After an in vitro fertilization procedure, a 50 year-old woman in Mexico City has become the surrogate mother to her 31 year-old gay son’s baby using a donated egg and her son’s sperm. The baby, called Dario, was born by caesarean section on November 1 and the mother and child were sent home after a 48-hour period of observation. Doctors …

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Mexico City Invites Gay Honeymooners

Mexico City has launched a new tourism office to lure gay honeymooners from around the world. “We hope that many same-sex couples who get married around the world spend their honeymoons here,” says Alejandro Rojas, the city’s tourism secretary. In July, the city opened an office aimed at catering to gay tourists that officials describe as the first of its …

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MEXICO: Groups Clash Over Marriage

The Catholic Church is fostering protests against same-sex marriage and adoption in Mexico with Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez saying publicly, “Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or lesbians?” Things got very heated yesterday in Guadalajara. Gay rights activists and a group of Roman Catholics in Mexico have yelled insults at each other during dueling demonstrations …

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Mexico City Mayor Sues Catholic Cardinal Over Gay Marriage Accusations

Mexico City’s Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Cardinal Juan Sandoval after the cardinal told the press that Ebrard had bribed Mexico’s Supreme Court justices to legalize same-sex marriage and gay adoption. Sandoval made the allegations on Sunday during an event in Aguascalientes state. He also used a slur against gays while decrying the recent high court …

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MEXICO: Supreme Court Rules That All States Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

The wins keep pouring in! Late this afternoon Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the nation’s capital, which at the moment is the only place they are legal. Mexico City is a separate federal entity, much like Washington, DC. In a 9-2 decision, the tribunal cited an article of the constitution requiring …

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Is Mexico Next For Marriage Equality?

Today Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled 8-2 that the legalization of same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital did not violate the Mexican constitution. Mexico City legalized gay marriage in March, but the ruling was challenged with the backing of the Catholic Church. Today’s decision not only squashed that challenge, it further stipulated that gay couples were free to adopt. How long …

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Mexico City Offers Free Honeymoon To First Gay-Married Argentine Couple

Mexico City’s tourism agency is offering a free honeymoon to the first gay couple to wed under Argentina’s just-passed marriage equality law. The offer was “in recognition of tolerance, but also to promote gay friendly tourism in Mexico City,” said Alejandro Rojas, according to a statement. Argentina on Thursday became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, …

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88 Gay Couples Married In Mexico City

So far 88 gay couples have wed under Mexico City’s new marriage equality law. A statement from Mexico City’s government says 50 of the couples were men and 38 women. It said Monday that 37 more gay couples are scheduled to be married between April and June. Mexico City’s legislature passed the first law in Latin America explicitly giving gay …

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Mexico City’s First Gay Marriages

Four gay couples legally married at Mexico City’s Municipal Palace yesterday in the first such event in their nation’s history. ¡Felicidades! The mayor was there. So were the protesters. Judith Vazquez wore an ivory wedding dress. So did her bride. Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda on Thursday became the first gay couple to marry in Mexico under a new law …

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Gay Marriage Comes To Mexico City

Today is the first day that gay couples in Mexico City can register to marry. The law, which was passed by the city’s local assembly in December, gives gay people full marital rights, including the right to adopt. Several gay couples are now expected to register to get married as early as next week. Mexico City is one of the …

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Federal Gov’t Challenges Mexico City’s New Same-Sex Marriage Law

Mexico’s federal government has filed a challenge to Mexico City’s marriage equality law, saying it is dangerous to children. Or something. The federal Attorney General’s Office has challenged the law on the basis that it violates the constitution. The office has asked Mexico’s Supreme Court to void the law because it “strays from the responsibility of the government to place …

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VIDEO: Mexico City Approves Marriage

(Via – Towleroad)

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Mexico City Approves Gay Marriage

Today lawmakers in Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage! Mexico City is now the largest city in the world to approve marriage equality and is the second national capital to do so in less than a week, following Washington DC. Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will …

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