• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    Ambiguous
  • Age of Consent
    Ambiguous
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Mexico ranks #12 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(30%) No
Yes (61%)

History

Homosexual activity in Mexico

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Current status
(since 2001)
Legal
Article 1 of the Constitution of Mexico was amended to prohibit discrimination based on, among other factors, sexual orientation.
Sources:
The Political Constitution of the Mexican United States, First Title, Chapter I, Article 1, p. 2

juridicas.unam.mx/infjur/le…
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1871–Jan 1, 2001
Ambiguous
Legalized during French occupation; enduring acceptance lacks protection against open homosexual displays.
Sources:
Irwin, Robert McKee, et al., eds. The Famous 41: Sexuality and Social Control in Mexico 1901. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Lumsden, Ian. Homosexuality, Society and the State in Mexico. Toronto: Canadian Gay Archives, 1991.
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Until Jan 1, 2014
Legal
The concept has never been illegal in Mexico, but in the times of the colony by Spain, sodomy was a grave felony. Those proven guilty were burned by the Holy Inquisition. In the independent period homosexuality was an administrative felony, that was charged by the police at discretion. This practice has been waning since the arrival of the modern democracy at the beginning of the 21st century.

With the broad reform about human rights the protection of sexual preference was included in the federal constitution in 2011.

http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5194486&fecha=10/06/2011
Sources:
Book:

Garza, Federico. Quemando mariposas. Sodomía e imperio en Andalucia y México, siglos XVI-XVII. Laertes. Barcelona, 2002.
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Same-sex marriage in Mexico

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Current status
(since Dec 21, 2009)
Legal
Recognized in 31/31 states; Several states (Oaxaca, Mérida and Chihuahua) have now performed same-sex marriages via judicial proceedings/ court order.
Sources:
Grillo, Ioan. "Mexico City's Revolutionary First: Gay Marriage." Time 24 Dec. 2009: n. pag. Web. 20 Aug. 2013.
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Until Dec 20, 2009
Not legal
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Until Jan 1, 2017
Varies by Region
Some states in Mexico is legally performed the same- sex marriage

Some states, Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
Sources:
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Right to change legal gender in Mexico

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Current status
(since Mar 13, 2003)
Legal, but requires surgery
Only in Mexico City.
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Same-sex adoption in Mexico

?
Current status
(since Dec 21, 2009)
Legal
Joint adoption legal in the Federal District of Mexico City (2010) and the state of Coahuila. Single gay persons may adopt nationwide.
Sources:
"We do: Mexico City blazes trail with legalisation of same-sex marriage", The Guardian, reported by Rory Carroll, 22 December 2009
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LGBT discrimination in Mexico

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Current status
(since Apr 29, 2003)
Illegal
The National Council to Prevent Discrimination, CONAPRED, takes action to ensure equality for all citizens. This includes promoting new policies and resolving complaints of allegedly discriminatory acts.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mexico

?
Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
under Mexico anti discrimination law.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mexico

?
Current status
(since Nov 30, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The recent reform or the labour law includes a non discrimination article that protects gender and sexual preferences.
Sources:
Mexican Labour Ministry: stps.gob.mx/bp/micrositios/…
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mexico

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Current status
(since Mar 5, 2017)
Legal
LGBT people can serve in military
Sources:
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Current status
Ambiguous
No laws seek to identify or prevent the enrollment of gays in armed services. High prevalence of harassment, encouraged leave, and dishonorable discharge if interpreted as homosexual.
Sources:
Medellín, Jorge Alejandro (October 17, 2010). "Homosexualidad y Ejército" [Homosexuality and the Military]. M Semanal (in Spanish) (Milenio).
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Equal age of consent in Mexico

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Current status
Ambiguous
Illegal with a minor under 12, ambiguous rulings observed 12-18, universally legal 18+.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mexico

?
Current status
(since Dec 25, 2012)
Legal
Sources:
"Mexico Now Accepting Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men" Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. 28 Dec. 2012. genengnews.com/gen-news-hig…
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Conversion therapy in Mexico

?
Current status
Not banned
Got introduced into the Mexican Supreme Court.
Sources:
www.liberalamerica.org
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