Mexican State Votes to Ban Gay Surrogacy

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The Mexican state of Tabasco has voted to ban gay men looking to have a child by surrogacy.

The Gulf coast state of Tabasco is currently the only Mexican state that allows surrogacy, supposedly on a non-commercial basis. It has attracted many foreign and gay couples looking to have children.

However, The Guardian now reports that the Tabasco state legislature voted 21-9 on Monday to restrict the option to Mexicans. It also says that couples looking for a child must include a mother aged 25 to 40 who can present proof that she is medically unable to bear a child.

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Mexico has become a low-cost alternative to the United States, where surrogacy can cost over $150,000.

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