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Mexico's President Proposes Legalizing Gay Marriage

Mexican presidential hopeful Enrique Pena Nieto speaks on US-Mexico relations November 15, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed legalizing gay marriage.

Pena Nieto said Tuesday that he has signed initiatives that would seek to enshrine same-sex marriage in the country's constitution and the federal civil code.

Victor Fernando Urias, left, and Victor Manuel Aguirre hold hands while getting married during a protest outside of the municipal palace in the northern border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Saturday Jan., 17, 2015. The protest was held against Mexicali's mayor and other officials after blocking for a fourth time the gay couple from marrying in defiance of an order from Mexico's Supreme Court, the men's lawyer said. Hours later, the Mayor allowed the couple to marry. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio)

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