Mexican lawmaker asks to ban gay unions in public
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A state legislator in Mexico is causing a stir by asking authorities not to allow gay weddings in public spaces because it confuses children in a state that just approved same-sex civil unions.
Colima state lawmaker Rafael Mendoza said mothers came to him with complaints after a wedding took place between an American man and a Mexican man in the main plaza of the city of Cuauhtemoc.
He said on Tuesday that society is not ready to watch gay weddings, saying mothers didn't know what to tell their kids when the two men dressed in charro suits kissed.
Leaders of Mr Mendoza's leftist party have complained that he should have informed them before making the request.