‘We are very happy’: Mexico just took a giant leap toward LGBTQ+ equality

Social Justice

After two historic decisions, Mexico has moved closer towards LTBTQ+ equality. In an overwhelming 69-2 vote, the Senate of the Republic voted on October 12 to ban all forms of conversion therapy targeting LGBTQ+ people. The bill is now in the hands of the Chamber of Deputies for final vote. This would outlaw conversion therapy across the country; twelve Mexican states currently outlaw the practice. Additionally, the Congress of the State of Mexico, voted 50-16 to recognize same-sex marriage, making it the 29th Mexican state to do so.

This article is published in Xtra Magazine.