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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:24

The Supreme Court Of Mexico Has Legalized Marriage Equality

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Like in the United States, LGBT couples and their lawyers have challenged equal marriage bans first in their states before their cases are sent to the Supreme Court of Mexico which has just recognized them as unconstitutional. This decision had the effect of legalizing marriage equality in the country!

Mexico joined Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil that already allow marriages between persons of the same gender.

It took no less than six years for the legalization of marriage equality to extend from the capital and territory Mexico City to the whole country.

As explained The New York Times, the ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage rights in their states to seek injunctions from district judges, who are now obligated to grant them.

So «without a doubt, gay marriage is legal everywhere. If a same-sex couple comes along and the code says marriage is between a man and a woman and for the purposes of reproduction, the court says, «Ignore it, marriage is for two people,»» said Estefanía Vela Barba, an associate law professor at CIDE, a university in Mexico City.


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