The capital of Mexico held a mass same-sex wedding on Friday, June 24th as part of its Pride month celebrations.
About 100 same-sex couples tied the knot at the ceremony,, a day before the Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, which made its return after being canceled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Well, love happened. So we wanted to make it official, it was the right person and the right time and I’m with the person I want to share the rest of my life with, and the person I have many projects with,” newly-wed bride Monserrat Ortiz told Reuters. “This is a very important step, it’s one of many steps.”
The wedding featured a live band playing traditional songs as well as a wedding cake covered in rainbow frosting.
“Truth is, this is something we’d been planning to do for a while,” said Miguel Delgado, who wore a rainbow bowtie for the occasion. “And because of the pandemic we hadn’t been able to do it, so once the occasion arose, we decided to take advantage of it,” he said, according to Reuters.
Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, and since then, 26 Mexican states have also done the same.