Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:33 PM
FreeState (8,091 posts)
Breaking: Mexican Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage ban!
America is soon to be squeezed buy the north and the south by equality.
The Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling Wednesday afternoon that paves the way to universal marriage rights in the country.
The actual ruling won’t be published for a little while, but the gay rights advocates who brought the case are proclaiming that today’s ruling “opens the door to equal marriage in the whole country.”
The court ruled on behalf of three same-sex couple seeking to marry in the southern state of Oaxaca. The court had already ruled in 2010 that gay marriages performed under a Mexico City ordinance had to be recognized nationwide. With this precedent, the remaining bans on gay marriage in most Mexican states could quickly fall.
This ruling does not immediately eliminate marriage statutes limiting unions to a man and a woman—the Mexican Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to strike down state laws like that en mass as the United States Supreme Court does. But the lawyer who brought the case, Alex Alí Méndez Díaz, said before the ruling that victory would mean the beginning of the end for bans on same-sex marriage.
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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:46 PM
truebluegreen (9,033 posts)
3. Very, very cool
and also sad to see that my adopted country is more progressive than the one I left. OTOH, that's part of the reason I'm here.