Lawmakers in Mexico’s Yucatán state on Wednesday approved a bill that will extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The marriage equality bill in the Yucatán Congress passed by a 20-5 vote margin.
“We celebrate that after more than 10 years of fighting for marriage equality in the state, the Yucatán Congress has recognized it,” said Colectivo por la Protección de Todas las Familias en Yucatán (Colectivo PTF Yuc), in a statement.
Enrique Torre Molina, a Mexican activist who is originally from Mérida, the capital of Yucatán state, also celebrated the vote.
“Finally,” he tweeted.
¡POR FINNNNNN! #MatrimonioIgualitario en Yucatán aprobado con 20 votos a favor y 5 en contra .
— Enrique Torre Molina. (@ETorreMolina) August 25, 2021
Yucatán will join neighboring Quintana Roo state, Mexico City and other jurisdictions in the country that allow same-sex couples to legally marry.
The Mexican Supreme Court in 2015 ruled laws that ban same-sex marriage are “discriminatory.” Baja California state, which borders California and Arizona, earlier this month officially extended marriage equality to same-sex couples.