The first "divorce" between a lesbian couple has been registered in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras, located on the Mexico-Texas border.
The divorce between Maria Marcela Orozco, 38, and Sandra Elvira Nava Jimenez, 45, was the first of its kind in Mexico, reported the newspaper Milenio. The Mexican State of Coahuila, in which Piedras Negras is located, legalized civil unions for same-sex couples in January 2007.
The pair divorced over accusations of infidelity and financial mismanagement.
President of the Mexican Institute on Sexual Orientation, Oscar Rivas Lozano, explained to CNA Feb. 28 that according to the organization's statistics, "Homosexual unions tend not to last as long as heterosexual ones."
One of the reasons for the high rate of break-ups among same-sex couples is that "infidelity is three times higher than among heterosexual couples," Rivas Lozano said.