Sonoran Marriage Equality Measure Has Now Languished For A Year

Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 6:26pm
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Dozens of supporters of the reform measure showed up to the hearing where it was first introduced in August 2019. The sign in the center reads, "Love is love."

It has been a year since a marriage equality reform measure was introduced in the Sonoran Legislature.

That initiative, introduced in early August last year, would reform the state’s civil code, which currently defines marriage solely as the union of a man and a woman. It also holds that same-sex marriages are “legally impossible.” That’s despite a 2015 Mexican Supreme Court ruling that declared such statutes unconstitutional.

“In Congress, there’s no political will to resolve this issue,” said Daniel del Sol, head of Visible Sonora, one of a number of groups working to expand LGBTQ rights in the state.

That’s despite the fact that Sonorans are quite accepting of marriage equality, according to del Sol and national polling.

Visible and other organizations plan to put pressure on deputies in coming months, and del Sol is hopeful that a reform measure will be considered before the end of 2020.

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