Cancun to Offer Marriage Equality Alongside Alcohol Poisoning, STDs, Pregnancy
“This market niche … is very attractive for European, Canadian and American (homosexual) couples,” said the spokesperson for Colectivo Diversidad.
Novelo said that in January the first same-sex group wedding will be held in the resort area as part of local support for the human rights of the gay community.
Cancun carries with it a reputation as one of those places in the world where what happens there doesn’t necessarily stay there. It should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that Cancun is known as much for its side effects (alcohol poisoning, sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancy) as for its decadent nightlife and world famous spring break.
Catering to LGBT couples is no mere afterthought for the tourism industry. Gay tourists typically spend 45-60% more than their heterosexual counterparts. Gay weddings might very well be the key to solving the world’s financial problems.
Over 1200 same-sex weddings have been performed in Mexico since gay marriage was legalized in Mexico City. The option of a coastal wedding should give that number a significant boost.
So what do you say, marry me in Mexico?