Agence France-Presse
March 29, 2013

Two women became the first same-sex couple to marry in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca after the Supreme Court found the state's definition of marriage unconstitutional, a gay rights group said Thursday. Mexico City is the only jurisdiction in the deeply Catholic country that has authorized same-sex marriage. But in December, the top court ruled that Oaxaca's civil code, which states that marriage is only between a man and a woman for the purpose "to perpetuate the species," violates the constitution.