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Famous Mexican gay couple leads the way on gay adoptions

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Agence France-Presse
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May 9, 2013

They are perhaps Mexico’s best-known gay couple: one a soap opera actor, the other a theater producer. They were happy enough just being together, until things got better and they could wed.

And while it has not been easy, even though they had the law on their side, now Felipe Najera and Jaime Morales are the predominantly Catholic country’s first same-sex couple to be able to adopt a child through a public institution — though others have adopted through private agencies. Their daughter Alejandra is a year-and-a-half old.

The sprawling metropolis of Mexico City legalized gay marriage in 2009, although the rest of the country has not yet done so.