The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled that state law which considers the ultimate purpose of marriage to be “procreation, and or defines (marriage) as celebrated between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.” This does not mean however that gay marriage will immediately state in all states. Any person who is denied the ability to marry based on these circumstances has the right to petition the local court.
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The Supreme Court ruled the prohibition against same sex marriage in Baja California is unconstitutional.
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Lawmakers in Mexico’s western state of Colima have approved a change in the state’s constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions. See the full story at HuffPost
Uruguay has followed Argentina as the second country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. Civil unions have been recognized in Uruguay since 2008.
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John Aravosis of AMERICA Blog gives the Full Story.
>A proposed same-sex-marriage ban in Mexico’s Baja California state may not be a done deal. The constitutional amendment was passed Sept. 29, the last day that the National Action Party (PAN) had control of the Chamber of Deputies.
The next move was to send the amendment to the state’s five political subdivisions – the municipal councils of Ensenada, Mexicali, Rosarito Beach, Tecate, and Tijuana – for ratification. The councils then would have had a month to approve it, reject it, or do nothing, which would count as approval.
But the amendment has yet to be formally published and forwarded to the councils. That’s because on Oct. 1, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) took control of the Chamber of Deputies, taking the seats they won in this summer’s elections, and the PRI seemingly has not made the amendment a priority.
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday (August 10, 2010) that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.
In a 9-2 decision, the tribunal cited an article of the constitution requiring states to recognize legal contracts drawn up elsewhere.
It did not specify what degree of recognition must be granted to same-sex couples.
Mexico City’s same-sex marriage law, enacted in March, extends to wedded gay couples the right to adopt children, to jointly apply for bank loans, to inherit wealth and to be covered by their spouses’ insurance policies. Some of those may end up applying only in the capital.
The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex weddings are constitutional — though it is holding separate discussions this week on the adoption clause.
One of the justices, Sergio Aguirre, argued against adoptions by same-sex couples Tuesday, saying children might suffer discrimination as a result.
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