Senate endorses initiative on benefits to same-sex spouses

The full Senate of Mexico endorsed an initiative that seeks to provide spouses of the same sex the right to all benefits in terms of social security.

The initiative presented by the ex-PAN member Germán Martínez won the adhesion of the eight parliamentary groups, including the PAN, in which it states that the benefits derived from the social security system, such as the widow’s pension, must be the same for both heterosexual couples and homosexuals.

“Any time that right is acquired not by the sex of the members, but by the fact of paying the corresponding fee for the financing of that insurance, directly by the worker,” says the text.

The proposal highlights the need to modify the wording of the Social Security Law and the Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers ( ISSSTE ), since they exclude beneficiaries from a same-sex relationship, since they only use the “spouse”, so it will be necessary to establish the definition of a “spouse”.

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