"The era of plurality and diversity is permeating Mexico City."
Julio Cesar Moreno, a Mexico City councilor who presided over one of the first gay civil unions in Mexico City.

On Friday, civil unions between same-sex couples were legalized in Mexico City, despite prior opposition from the Roman Catholic Church —the faith to which approximately 90% of Mexico’s 107 million residents subscribe—and the denouncement of the legalization of the unions, curiously, as “Hitlerian” by some officials from the Catholic Church.

While the civil unions now give the same rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples with respect to property, inheritance, and retirement funds, it does not include the right to adopt children, which remains a privilege of marriage.

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