Royal Oak Tribune

Conservati­ve state approves gay marriage


MEXICO CITY » The legislatur­e in the conservati­ve central Mexico state of Puebla voted late Tuesday to allow marriages between same-sex couples, as well as common-law marriages for them. Same-sex couples would have all the legal marrriage rights as others, as would common-law marriages, which are legally recognized when couples live together for more than two years or have children. Puebla has long been known for religious conservati­vism, but current Gov. Miguel Barbosa is a member of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s progressiv­e Morena party. Barbosa is expected to sign the bill into law. Gay marriage is now legal only in a few places in the country, such as Mexico City and Quintana Roo state on the Caribbean coast.

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