Enrique Peña Nieto Announces He Wants to Extend Gay Marriage Rights to All of Mexico

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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, President Enrique Peña Nieto paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Mexico, according to the BBC. As it stands, gay couples can only marry in CDMX and a few states. At an event on Tuesday, EPN said that the rest of Mexico couldn’t continue to discriminate against same-sex couples. EPN also announced that he signed initiatives that intend to recognize gay marriage in both the constitution and the national code, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled that banning same-sex couples from getting married was unconstitutional, but it didn’t legalize gay marriage. Nieto wants to reform Article 4 of the constitution, so that it’s clear that “people can enter into marriage without any kind of discrimination. That is, for marriages to be carried out without discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or nationality, of disabilities, of social or health conditions, of religion, of gender or sexual preference.”

He reiterated his stance on Twitter, where he also uploaded a rainbow-filtered image of himself.