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Aleh Ordoñez

Aleh Ordoñez

Mexico

Alehlí Ordóñez Rodríguez is a lawyer specializing in the civil and strategic litigation of sexual and reproductive rights pertaining to the LGBTI community in Mexico. Since 2012, her work has focused primarily on same-sex families, gender identity, gestational surrogacy and abortion. In 2013, she worked alongside several NGO's in order to implement the right to second parent recognition for children of lesbian parents, effectively replacing the arduous adoption trial process that had preceded it. That same year, she developed the constitutional reform initiative on sexual and gender identity at the Senate level. In 2014, Ordóñez Rodríguez participated in drafting and instituting a reform to the Recognition of Gender Identity in Mexico City. In 2015, she obtained second parent legal recognition for children of gay male parents born through surrogacy, an historical first. Since 2016 she is running LEDESER, an NGO focused on litigation in the service of the LGBTI population in Mexico City.