Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Coahuila to Allow Gay Civil Unions

Believe it or not, the Texas-Mexico border state of Coahuila has passed legislation allowing civil unions for gay couples.

While Coahuila is by no means a gay-friendly area of Mexico – some cities there ban public displays of same-sex affection – the new law does grant rights to gay couples that most straight married couples take for granted like familial health benefits and property rights for survivors.

If not for the Texas Revolution, Texas would still be part of Coahuila and gay couples here would now have the right to be civilly united. Stick that in your Texas Independence Day cake and eat it!

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