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Homosexuality has been legal since the adoption of the French Penal Code duing occupation during 1862-1867. The Mexican Penal Code that followed in 1871 was silent about homosexuality as well.[1] Until 1998, laws against public immorality or indecency could be used against homosexual acts. The age of consent is 18. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

     Anti-discrimination law     Same-sex civil unions

The Mexican Constitution was amended in 2001 (Article 1) to prohibit discrimination based, between other factors, on sexual orientation (preferencias). A federal anti-discrimination law to protect sexual minorities was passed in 2003. The law also created a National Council to enforce the law. Otherwise, political parties tend to ignore LGBT rights issues, and few LGBT Mexicans run for public office. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... This article is about the current Political Constitution of the United Mexican States. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Deputy Patria Jimenez was the first openly gay woman elected to win a Congressional seat in 1997.[2] She was affiliated with the Party of the Democratic Revolution. In 2003 Amaranta Gomez ran as the first openly transgender Congressional candidate under the affiliation of the now defunct Mexico Posible.[3] Patria Jimenez, (born Elsa Patria Jimenez Flores in 1957 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico) is an openly lesbian Mexican politician and head of El Clóset de Sor Juana (The Closet of Sister Juana). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Transgender (IPA: , from trans (Latin) and gender (English) ) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society. ...


Legal same-sex unions

In November 2006, civil unions (Sociedad de Convivencia) were legalized in Mexico City for same-sex and different-sex couples, offering almost the same legal rights as marriage within its city limits, minus adoption rights. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...


In January 11, 2007 the state of Coahuila (northeast) reformed its Civil Code, allowing same-sex and different-sex couples to legally unite under a civil union (Pacto Civil de Solidaridad).[4] Unlike Mexico City's legislation, Coahuila's law is valid in all of Mexico given the fact that Mexican states are forced to recognize each other's rights granted in their respective Civil Codes. The law grants almost the same legal rights as marriage, but directly prohibits adoption for same-sex couples. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Coahuila (formal name: Coahuila de Zaragoza) is one of Mexicos 31 component states. ...


States debating about same-sex unions

The states of Colima, Michoacán, Jalisco, Guerrero, State of México, Puebla and Veracruz[citation needed] are also considering similar laws. However, in Puebla this law has encountered strong opposition from most members of the local congress and some churches. In Jalisco, the civil union law has been stalled, meaning it has not been discussed by the state's congress. On the other hand, it seems likely that Michoacán and Guerrero will approve the bill as these states are currently governed by leftist parties. Colima is a state in western Mexico. ... Michoacán de Ocampo (from Nahuatl michhuacan place of those who have fish) is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Jalisco is one of the states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states that comprise Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Jalisco is one of the states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ... Michoacán de Ocampo (from Nahuatl michhuacan place of those who have fish) is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ...


Public Opinion

In a Parametría poll, respondents were asked if they would support a constitutional amendment that would legalize same-sex marriage; 17% responded yes, 61% said no and 14% had no opinion.[5] The same poll showed 28% in support of same-sex civil unions, 41% were opposed and 28% had no opinion.


Gay social life in Mexico

Gay life thrives in Mexico in its large cities and resorts. The center of the gay community in Mexico City is the Zona Rosa, near the city center. Guadalajara is a large, cosmopolitan city that has a growing gay scene, complete with numerous bars, dance clubs, saunas and a gay radio program. Puerto Vallarta, three hours from Guadalajara, is a popular destination of Canadian and American gay tourists. The area around Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta is considered Mexico's "gay belt." However, the situation outside of these centers tends to be more homophobic. The Zona Rosa is an area of Mexico City in the Juárez borough and close to the Centro Histórico and Chapultepec. ... This article is about the Mexican city of Guadalajara. ... Look up cosmopolitan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city. ...


AIDS/HIV Issues

It is estimated that the AIDS/HIV pandemic first reached Mexico in 1981 and it remains an important public health concern for the Mexican LGBT community. The two major federal organizations designed to promote education, prevention and increase access to medications would be FONSIDA, A.C and CONASIDA.[6] A pandemic (from Greek παν pan all + δήμος demos people) is an epidemic (an outbreak of an infectious disease) that spreads across a large region (example a continent), or even worldwide. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Chronology of Mexican Gay History by Len Evans
  2. ^ CNN Interview
  3. ^ Queer Day, article
  4. ^ Coahuila State Law on Civil Solidarity Pact
  5. ^ Angus Reid Global Monitor, article
  6. ^ The Body, International Asociation of Physicians in AIDS care

 
 

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