Merida, Yucatan — Sensing a shift in public attitudes on issues such as marriage equality, the National Action Party (PAN) will reconsider its platform for the first time since 2002.
PAN is the dominant party in Yucatan and is considered socially conservative, although it is not considered right wing.
Non-discrimination issues will be explored when its platform is amended at the next PAN national assembly, said local party leaders.
PAN Yucatan President Asis Cano Cetina said the party must change with the times.
“In the party we have to agree on issues that are of interest to society today,” said Cano Cetina.
The discussion comes after party members in the state congress twice voted down a measure to allow gay marriage in Yucatan. The Supreme Court in Mexico has ruled that banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
PAN is celebrating its 80th year nationally. Its local chapter was formed a year after its founding.
A ceremony marking the occasion is 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Parque Francisco de Montejo.
In a press conference, Cano Cetina said that the party’s members have increased by 24% in a “couple of months.”
Source: Desde el Balcón