It was a celebration when twenty people hailing from the gay and lesbian community tied the knot in a mass weeding on Friday. The jubilation among the couples comes only a month after a court in Mexico legalized a marital union between two individuals of the same-sex on June 3.
The government of Mexico extended the legality of gay marriages beyond the few states of Mexico it was earlier legal in. Mexico City accepted gay marriages as legal in 2010 to set a precedent in Latin America.
Other countries like Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile have been close on the heels to recognise the unions as legal.
The romantic setting of a sun set was boosted by a mariachi band, which had around 200 people celebrating the union of 15 male and five female couples.
Guerrero State Governor Rogelio Ortega was accompanied by his wife to witness the historic union. He had downplayed the opposition from local political parties and even the Roman Catholic Church in this context.
A 17-year-old was among the youngest to be united in the bond of harmony. She described the marriage as a significant step to their happiness. She said she had always wanted to initiate a family, and the union was going to give her a chance to do so.
She claims to have taken a bold decision against her family. The mass wedding was completed with a toast in honor of the newly weds accompanied by kisses as the band played out loud and cheerful music.