Only four countries in Latin America legalized same-sex marriage -- but soon, there may be a fifth.
On Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declared his proposition to make gay marriage legal in his country.
According to CBS News, Pena Nieto claimed he wanted â€śto recognize as a human right that people can enter into marriage without any kind of discrimination,â€ť desiring to change Article 4 of the countryâ€™s constitution to match the Supreme Courtâ€™s opinion.
The presidentâ€™s Twitter page, as well as that of other Mexican government accounts, had their pages altered to have rainbow colors following Pena Nietoâ€™s announcement.
Congress requires a two-thirds majority vote to amend the constitution. According to LGBTQ Nation, Pena Nietoâ€™s allies and party have over half of the seats, leading up to a potential ratification by the majority of states until finally requiring a signature by Pena Nieto.
Pena Nietoâ€™s announcement had perfect timing â€“ his Tuesday announcement came on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a day focused on celebration of sexual and gender identities.