A gay couple was the first ever to marry during a city massive wedding held in Mexicali Fair.

Joel and Everardo were married Tuesday evening along with 118 other couples after the state Assembly approved a bill to allow same-sex marriage.

The wedding was considered a significant accomplishment for the LGBTQ community.

“We are excited and happy for this great day,” the couple said. “We have the same rights. We must be treated equally.”

The couple said they had plans to hold a wedding party.

Mexicali Mayor Guadalupe Mora shared in social media a picture along with Joel and Everardo and other city officials.

“This is an accomplishment for human rights,” Attorney Jose Luis Marquez said. “We are now seeing a more mature couple.”

Marquez was able years ago to legally force the city to marry Fernando Urias and Victor Aguirre after a years-long fight. They became the first gay couple to ever get a marriage license here.

“We are very happy,” Urias said regarding Tuesday’s wedding.

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