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La Prensa, May 18, 2016

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced a proposal to Congress to legalize same-sex marriage across the country. Tuesday's announcement, which took place during an event in celebration of the National Day of the Fight Against Homophobia, dominated Mexico's front pages on Wednesday. "Gay Wedding, OK!" was the headline in La Prensa.

Though same-sex marriage is already recognized in Mexico City, as well as in several other Mexican states, it is still banned in 31 states, despite a Surpreme Court ruling last year stating that preventing same-sex couples to get married was unconstitutional.

Mexico would become the fourth Latin America country to legalize same-sex marriage, following Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.


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Colombian Gen Z Wins Battle For The Right To Have Blue Hair At Graduation

A determined student's victory for freedom of hair in conservative Colombia.

Expressing herself

Alidad Vassigh

BUCARAMANGA — It may not be remembered alongside same-sex marriage or racial justice, but count it as another small (and shiny) victory in the battle for civil rights: an 18-year-old Colombian student whose hair is dyed a neon shade of blue has secured the right to participate in her high school graduation, despite the school's attempt to ban her from the ceremony because of the color of her hair.

Leidy Cacua, an aspiring model in the northeastern town of Bucaramanga, launched a public battle for her right to graduate with her classmates after the school said her hair violated its social and communal norms, the Bogota-based daily El Espectador reported.

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