Mexico City’s marriage equality law is legal

Timothy Kincaid

August 5th, 2010

When Mexico City changed their law so as to allow same-sex couples to marry, anti-gay activists sued. They wanted the nation’s supreme court to find it unconstitutional to provide equality. The court has now ruled (CBS):

The Mexican Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of gay marriages in Mexico City. Gay marriages have been legal in Mexico City since March, but have drawn opposition from the Catholic Church and the Mexican government.

The 8-2 vote not only upheld gay marriage in Mexico City, it also said the law was valid to allow homosexuals to possibly adopt children.

They found that while the Constitution does protect the family, it doesn’t define “family”.

joseranulfo

August 5th, 2010

Actually, the Mexican Supreme Court is still debating about the adoption issue. It’s said that adoption is not a “posible parent” right, but a child right, so they have to discuss if the adoption by same sex couples is detrimental or in the best interest of the children.

They are also debating about the basis of the legality of this law, It they decide that every state can define marriage as they best consider it, then every state should legislate about it. But if they rule that the marriage by one man and one woman is actually discriminatory and because of that anticonstitutional, then it can open the door to a country wide recognition of gay marriages.

The debate about this issues will continue next monday.

Rob San Diego

August 5th, 2010

How the hell does a ‘Catholic” nation get an 8-2 ruling? The best we could do here is a 5-4 decision.

Jim Burroway

August 6th, 2010

Rob San Diego,

It’s easy. Most catholics are strong believers in separate of church and state, even if (or maybe especially because) the hierarchy doesn’t.

Mario Marin

August 6th, 2010

Because we have 11 justices in our Supreme Court and you only have 9 Rob.

Sorry, couldn’t resist :) But Lawrence v. Texas was 6-3!

customartist

August 7th, 2010

Wasn’t there a recent study showing that Lesbians raised the healthiest kids of all?

Priya Lynn

August 7th, 2010

Yes.

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