For the second time, HRC has launched a survey of major Mexican companies to learn about their LGBTQ employee policy.
What's happening is amazing! Indeed, a historic decision has taken place. It could disrupt LGBT rights issues across South America and the Caribbean.
In response to the protests of equal marriage opponents, supporters of LGBTQ rights marched around the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City with banners saying "I respect your family, respect mine."
Following an article written by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico published on August 14, 2016 entitled "Gay marriage is a false right," Jesús Zambrano Grijalva, the current president of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, attacked the Catholic church urging it not to "trespass on land where it did not belong," ie not to participate in the debate on equal marriage, and even asked the Ministry of the Interior to punish the church for its uncompromising public stance.
While the Mexican Council of the Family is trying to gather the necessary number of signatures to try to change the definition of marriage in the constitution of Mexico and while a new poll shows that equal marriage is now supported by 69% of the Mexican people, the government prepares to debate legalizing marriage for same-sex couples across the country.
Yesterday, Colombia's constitutional court voted in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court of Mexico has just taken a step towards equality for all again by repealing the law which prohibited marriage equality in the state of Jalisco.
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!
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, the Supreme Court has just declared the ban on same-sex marriage as «totally unjustified".
A Mexican state just legalized equal marriage!