Mexico City — Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday will reportedly decide whether it will force Yucatán to extend equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
In 2015 the State Judicial Branch dismissed a petition filed by the organizations.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico City, and all 31 Mexican states must recognize marriages performed there. But in Yucatán, same-sex marriages were declared illegal 2009, a ruling that has been challenged by human-rights groups ever since.
Although illegal, courts can OK a wedding on a case-by-case basis, a hurdle no heterosexual couple would ever have to leap. The state’s first same-sex civil ceremony was in 2013, when Javier Alberto Carrillo Esquivel and Ricardo Arturo Góngora won a federal injunction allowing them to get married.
The wedding was hosted at the disco Blu Namu and was attended by 400 guests. The couple, who wore white guayaberas, gave a press conference before the ceremony.
The two young men, after being a couple for four years, brought the legal challenge to the provision of the Civil Registry.
Same-sex marriage is also legal in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Jalisco, Nayarit and Quintana Roo.