The first same-sex weddings could be celebrated as early as January in Cancun, Cozumel and other resort areas of the Mexican Riviera, along the Caribbean Sea. Local advocates of gay marriage have taken advantage of a gap in the Civil Code of the State of Quintana Roo, which does not specify the gender of persons interested in getting married in the articles governing marriage.
That pleases local tourism organizations who see a great opportunity to develop gay tourism from the United States, Canada and Europe, by organizing gay weddings across the Yucatan Peninsula region's tourism already .
According to Patricia Novelo, spokesman of a local gay association, quoted by Fox News Latino, which revealed information, eight couples have already agreed to marry in January.
Same-sex wedding has been legalized in Mexico City, where more than 1,200 marriages were celebrated since the introduction of the law in March 2010.
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This is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French.