On Oct. 27, Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted to recognize same-sex marriage, making it legal in every district in the country, Reuters reported.
In its official Twitter account, the congress of Tamaulipas approved the recognition of marriage equality within its Civil Code.
After the development occurred, there were cheers of "Yes, we can!" from supporters of the change, Al Jazeera reported.
Recently, the states of Mexico, Sonora and Sinaloa voted to legally recognize same-sex marriage, as it has been a long-awaited mark of progress for a country known for gender-related violence. Mexico City became the country's first area to legalize same-sex marriage, in 2009.
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Arturo Zaldivar Lelo de Larrea, welcomed the vote. "The whole country shines with a huge rainbow. Live the dignity and rights of all people. Love is love," he tweeted.
Same-sex marriage remains illegal or not recognized in Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, most of Central America and areas of the Caribbean, according to global LGBTQ+-rights tracker Equaldex.