302 couples register in Mexico City

Unions have been registered in 15 of the city’s 16 boroughs, led by
Cuauhtémoc, with 59 unions, and Iztapalapa, with 46.

Some 94 percent of the unions were between people of the same sex.

The law allows gay and straight couples — as well as two friends,
roommates or extended family members — to register their relationship
and receive spousal rights in areas such as inheritance, pensions,
property, co-parenting and medical decisions.

Only one couple has dissolved a civil union, and one union ended when a
partner died.

The state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, is the only other locale in
Mexico with a civil-union law.