Zacatecas Congress voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in an 11 to 13 vote (two deputies abstained from voting).
A Supreme Court decision in 2015 legalized gay marriage across Mexico, but it Zacatecas, you have to seek the court’s approval to get married, according to Mexico News Daily. The small Morena party supported the bill that would recognize gay marriage, but the majority of the other parties in Congress, allied with Zacatecas Governor Alejandro Tello, weren’t in support.
“I’m convinced that the truth won today, but lost to party-line votes, shameful votes by legislators from parties that are allied with Governor Alejandro Tello,” Morena Deputy Mónica Borrego Estrada said, according to Mexico News Daily. “International agreements approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations support the recognition of marriage equality as a mechanism to fight discrimination and intolerance on the planet.”
Zacatecas, Yucatán, and Sinaloa have voted down bills to legalize gay marriage this year.