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First gay couple ties the knot in Mexico City

After dating for more than four years, journalist Antonio Medina, 38, and economist Jorge Cerpa, 31, signed documents that officially recognized them as a couple under a banner that read: "Civil Union Law: Your right to choose."

Medina and Cerpa were the first gay couple united under Mexico City's new Civil Union Law. 

The new law grants same-sex couples inheritance rights and social benefits similar to those enjoyed by married heterosexual couples. It reflects a growing acceptance of homosexuality in what has traditionally been a macho society, as well as a willingness by Mexico City - the second municipality in the country to legalise same-sex unions - to join the international debate on gay 'marriage'.

Congratulations to these two and hopefully many more who will become 'husband and husband' under this new law!!

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