Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage
Mexico's Supreme Court just ruled bans on gay marriage in the country to be unconstitutional, paving the way for full marriage equality all across Mexico. Same-sex marriages have been legal in Mexico City since 2010, and those marriages are also legally recognized by the rest of the country. Today's ruling means same sex couples will be able to marry anywhere in Mexico. This is a historic moment, because it means a highly religious country like Mexico has been able to come to their senses and realize that religious institutions do not and should now own the civil portion of institutions like marriage. Once same sex marriages commence across Mexico, it should put even more pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to take action, since we'll be behind both our neighboring countries on the issue.