Puerto Vallarta’s mayor, Arturo Davalos, officiated the weddings of the first two same-sex marriages in Puerto Vallarta since gay marriage was legalized in the state.
With friends and family present, Christian Alberto Mejia Medina and Miguel Angel Solorzano Macias, along with Mayra Nataly Mendoza Mata and Maria Isabel Maciel Partida, were the first two gay couples to have the historical title in Puerto Vallarta as same-sex married couples.
Mayra, one of the brides, said that after seven years it was good to finally marry her partner Maria. Mayra said she was pleased to be part of the community in Puerto Vallarta in a place that was open and kind, even to the LGBT community.
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Christian and Miguel were also married having a relationship for seven years, they had attempted to be married previously before the laws were changed in the state.
Christian said he was pleased to have same-sex marriage legalized in the tourist destination, and one of Mexico’s most popular LGBT vacation spots. He welcomed others to visit Puerto Vallarta and take advantage of the beautiful city as the host to their same-sex marriage.
Mayor Davalos said this was the moment the LGBT community had been waiting for a long time, a triumph in equality.
Hector Ramirez Betancourt, said it was a historic day for the LGBT community and to the wider community of Puerto Vallarta and Jalisco.
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