Mexico Orders Countrywide Recognition of Gay Marriages
August 11, 2010
Mexico (ChattahBox) – Mexican officials have ordered all 31 states in the country to recognize the sanctity of gay marriage, after a Supreme Court decision to uphold the original passing on the law in March.
It is the first step towards nationally recognized gay rights, but it isn’t certain which laws will be upheld in relation to the act. For example, inheritance may be one issue still only applicable to Mexico City.
Gay adoption is another issue that is yet to be decided. The Supreme Court will be ruling on the issue separately, and Mexico City may be the only area to allow it under legal protection in the meantime.
The Huffington Post reports that the issue is largely supportive. However, Justice Sergio Aguirre has spoken out against it, citing discrimination against children of gay couples as the reason.