Mexico's President Proposes Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
Several court decisions have already struck down most of the barriers preventing same-sex couples from getting married.By Matt Picht | May 17, 2016
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto says he's starting a new push to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.
Peña Nieto's office says the president signed proposals to add same-sex marriage protections into the constitution and federal civil code. The office also posted a picture of the federal building lit up in rainbow colors.
While not technically recognized by law across Mexico, several states there have already legalized same-sex marriage, and the country's courts have struck down almost all barriers to marriage for same-sex couples.