Medrano, 47, recently won the election in Fresnillo, a conservative and largely rural county in Zacatecas state. He thinks itīs too early (and perhaps politically unsavvy) to support this cause.
"I'm not in favor of gay marriage," Medrano told the AP on Thursday explaining that "we are still a very small town ... we're not prepared, in my view."
Medrano said that as a Catholic, he wished the church had "a different view" on that matter, but added: " I cannot go against doctrine ... I respect my church, and I don't want to dig any deeper beyond what's permitted and what is appropriate."
This cautious approach to a culturally sensitive topic like gay marriage could have helped Medrano to win the recent election in Fresnillo, by keeping him in sync with the areaīs conservative voters, according to the AP.
It also helped that Medrano, a singer and gay-bar owner, did not campaign on gay rights issues. Instead, Medrano focused on security -- a major problem for the residents of Fresnillo, which is caught in the middle of a turf war between the Gulf Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel.
In the run-up to the election, opponents of Medrano set up a phone-calling campaign in which they attempted to smear him for being gay. But Medrano prevailed in the end, winning by a wide margin.