Best story after the one about the lgbt migrants who arrived in Tijuana first.
At least seven LGBT couples traveling with the Central American migrant caravan held a symbolic mass wedding near the U.S.–Mexico border over the weekend.
Officiants from a Unitarian Universalist delegation wed the couples in a ceremony in Tijuana, Mexico, on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
Hugo Córdoba, one of the officiants, described the wedding as an “act of justice,” according to NBC News.
“The dream of marrying is an illusion for most of them,” Córdoba said. “We are helping them make this a reality.”
It’s a shame that these people – not just those who identify as LGBT – will be turned away from the US. This is not who we are.
A group of LGBT migrants who were part of the massive caravan slowly marching toward the U.S. made it to the coastal border city of Tijuana on Sunday. They are the first of more than 3,600 Central Americans to reach the northern border of Mexico.
About 80 migrants, the majority of whom identify as LGBT, splintered off from the larger group in Mexico City after weeks of what they say was discriminatory treatment by local residents and other travelers, Honduran migrant Cesar Mejia told reporters at a news conference on Sunday.
“Whenever we arrived at a stopping point the LGBT community was the last to be taken into account in every way. So our goal was to change that and say, ‘This time we are going to be first,’ ” Mejia said.