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First Jalisco birth certificate issued to same-sex parents

Tere and Carolina have become the first couple in Jalisco to officially register the birth of a child naming two parents of the same gender. 

After several failed attempts to obtain a birth certificate for their son, Carlos, the couple took their case to Unión Diversa Jalisco, a Guadalajara-based activist group. In turn, they contacted the State Commission for Human Rights, which interceded with Guadalajara city hall on behalf of the couple.  Unión Diversa Jalisco said other same-sex couples in similar situations will now be hoping to register their newborns.

In other news, the Instituto Mexicana de Seguro Social (IMSS) is continuing to give treatment to triplets born to a same-sex couple, even though their coverage ran out because they were denied birth certificates  at several municipal registry offices.  That case is also being followed by the rights commission.

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