The first same-sex marriage licenses were issued in the state of Colima , after officials cited the Federal Constitution, which prohibits discrimination due to sexual orientation, and the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Oaxaca state's same-sex marriage ban. Its parliament had passed the measure legalizing gay marriage earlier in Although Muslim and conservative Christian groups continue to oppose the law, same-sex marriage is widely accepted by the Dutch public. And, in , Mexico hosted 70 Pride events, making this Catholic, Latin American country only third in the world for the number of such events after the US and Brazil. Even if the proposed marriage equality bill passes, the possibility of a social backlash, including in the form of discrimination against children adopted by gay parents, is very real. Sweden In April , the Swedish parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to legalize same-sex marriage. The Governor of Guerrero instructed civil agencies to approve same-sex marriage licenses. Many catholics believe in church dogma, obey their priests and seek to avoid "living in sin". The law was published in the official state gazette on 16 May and came into effect on 20 May Same-sex marriage and adoption became legal in the state of Colima. Support for the law came from both the Flemish-speaking North and the French-speaking South, and the law generated surprisingly little controversy across the country. Mexico hosted a meeting of the International Gay and Lesbian Association , the first meeting of the association outside Europe. Supporters of amending the code promised to appeal the decision. The decision gave same-sex couples the right to seek a court injunction against state laws banning gay marriage; although it did not technically legalize same-sex unions nationwide, it was a major step in that direction.