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Mexican Lawmaker Asks to Ban Gay Unions in Public

Tuesday Sep 3, 2013

MEXICO CITY -- A state legislator in Mexico is causing a stir by asking authorities not to allow gay weddings in public spaces because it confuses children in a state that just approved same-sex civil unions.

Colima state lawmaker Rafael Mendoza says mothers came to him with complaints after a wedding took place between a U.S. man and a Mexican man in the main plaza of the city of Cuauhtemoc.

He said Tuesday that society is not ready to watch gay weddings, saying the mothers didn't know what to tell their kids when the two men dressed in charro suits kissed.

Leaders of Mendoza's leftist party have complained he should have informed them before making the request. A rival political group says it will file a human rights complaint charging Mendoza with discrimination.

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  • W?, 2013-09-03 23:24:43

    How hard is it?"Two men that love each other got married" She must have a very small vocabulary if she cant manage that.

  • Wayne M., 2013-09-06 20:42:39

    The amazing truth is that many more people would rather see two Gay men or Lesbian women celebrate their love and marriages in public than we could believe. When thoughtful people know same-sex couples and/or single LGBT people and see responsible LGBT people celebrate their lives, sexual orientation and love, their opposition often disappears.

  • GAG'EM, 2013-09-06 23:50:35

    The homophobes always claim that children will be confused. They’re the ones who are confused; the children don’t seem to be bothered at all. Besides, isn’t confusion a major part of childhood.

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