'Ban gay weddings in public'

Published: Thursday | September 5, 2013 Comments 0

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP):

A state legislator has caused a stir by asking authorities to bar gay weddings from public spaces, arguing it confuses children in a state that just approved same-sex civil unions.

Colima state lawmaker Rafael Mendoza said mothers came to him with complaints after a wedding took place between an American man and a Mexican man in the main plaza of the city of Cuauhtemoc.

He said that society is not ready to watch gay weddings, saying the mothers didn't know what to tell their kids when the two men dressed in charro suits kissed.

"Parents are coming to me, to my house, to tell me they are against the city carrying out these weddings in public," Mendoza said. "I am not against these civil unions; the only thing is, I don't want them in public."

A rival political group said it plans to file a human rights complaint this week, charging Mendoza with discrimination.

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