Friday, June 26, 2015

Mexico’s top court quietly legalizes gay marriage

A court has decreed that it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages. Whilst no official legislation has been brought forward in parliament to introduce marriage for gay and bisexual couples, the court ruling represents a precedent which will require courts throughout the country to follow suit. This means that same-sex marriage has effectively been legalized throughout Mexico. 

Estefania Vela, a legal scholar at a Mexico City university told the New York Times of the ruling: "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'." 

The Supreme Court in Mexico has legalizedsame-sex marriage in a landmark legal ruling. 

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