Seventy judges in the Federal District of Mexico underwent sensitivity training today at the Instituto Mexicano de Sexología in preparation for this Thursday, when same-sex marriage becomes legal in the district. According to the Judicial and Legal Services Council the workshops are intended to ensure that ceremonies are performed without “discrimination”.
Leticia Bonifaz, the councilor of the district, has said that two separate large-group ceremonies are planned for March 13 and 21. The Federal District passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and adoptions by same-sex couples on December 21, 2009. It is the first municipality after Buenos Aires to legalize gay marriage in Latin America.