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Getting Married in the Yucatan Peninsula
Holding your same-sex wedding in the Yucatan Peninsula gives you a lot of options. From the busy nightlife and fabulous resorts of Cancun to the distinct and unique flavor of Yucatecan food, the Yucatan Peninsula can make for a truly unforgettable wedding destination.
While you will definitely want to check out the resort area of Cancun, you should also take the time to visit some of the ancient Mayan sites, such as the pyramids of Chichen Itza.
The History of Same-Sex Marriages in the Yucatan Peninsula
Progress has been slow, when it comes to the legalization of same-sex marriages in Mexico. Though, 2014 saw the first lesbian wedding in Yucatan. While Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in 2009, the state of Yucatan passed laws to make it officially illegal the same year. Since then, the legality of gay weddings has been a constant back and forth between those that support same-sex marriage and those that oppose it.
The Yucatan is home to a thriving LGBT community, including a large number of expatriates from around the world that have settled in the area. At this point, you should not run into any issues while applying for a marriage license, but keep in mind that the laws are constantly evolving and changing in Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Obtaining a Marriage License in the Yucatan Peninsula
In order to obtain a marriage license in Yucatan, you will need to plan ahead. Both you and your partner will need to obtain blood tests from an approved clinic – no more than 15 days before your ceremony. You will also need passports, original and copies of the identification of two witnesses, original and copies of your birth certificates, and the original and a copy of your Tourist Card.
Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.
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