Mexico's foreign affairs secretary has instructed the country's consulates throughout the world to allow all citizens, regardless of gender, to marry in their offices.
Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that a democratic country can't be built by excluding part of society.
More than a dozen Mexican states and the capital allow same-sex marriage and courts have allowed it in individual cases in other states when petitioned.
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry said the change was announced in anticipation of Friday's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
The move comes a day before Taiwan, in a first for Asia, voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage.