The Congress of Sonora approved the decree of the Family Code in the state to recognize marriage equality.
This, after last July, the thirteenth district judge of Sonora ordered to modify articles 2, 11 and 102 of the family code, in order to “make them consistent with the principles of equality and non-discrimination.”
With 26 votes in favor and 7 against, the local legislature of Sonora that is about to end approved the modification.
With 26 votes in favor and 7 against, the LXIII Legislature approved the Decree that reforms the Family Code of the State of Sonora, to now recognize equal marriage in the entity pic.twitter.com/NQZUszsdhX
— Son Local Congress (@CongresoSon) September 23, 2021
The sentence faced obstacles from the state government itself, which promoted since August 19 a challenge against the sentence that favors equal marriage in Sonora.
The government headed by Claudia Pavlovich requested to revoke the sentence, and instead “dictate another one in which the complainants are denied amparo.”
But after the challenge was disseminated, the sonoran government responded that its appeal was only to clarify the state’s legislative omission in the judge’s ruling and that there was “a confusion.”
With this vote, Sonora becomes the 24th state to legislate in favor of marriage equality. There are eight entities pending approval: Durango, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
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