Feds Attempt to Overturn Mexico City Marriage Equality Law

Mexico federal prosecutors have filed an appeal with the Mexican Supreme Court in an effort to void Mexico City's marriage equality law before it goes into effect in March:

Mexicocity "The federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement that it believes the law 'violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the constitutional principle of protecting the family.'

It cited an article in Mexico's constitution that suggests – but does not state – that the framers envisioned families constituted by men, women and children. The article states: 'Men and women are equal before the law. This protects the organization and development of the family.'"

They said it also "strays from the responsibility of the government to place a priority on
safeguarding the interests of children."

The law was passed in December by a vote of 39-20.

Comments

  1. David in Houston says

    So if two gay people get married, how exactly does that harm children? I love their vagueness. They don’t have to explain what they mean. They just say that children will be harmed, as though that’s a legal argument.

  2. TJ says

    I guess the families raised by gay people aren’t important, or wouldn’t benefit from commitment or stability?

    Whatever. Just ask the question, ask for specifics – how will it hurt marriage, or families? How?

  3. ty says

    We should all be supporting our neighbors to the south!! Write letters to the Mexican government (if you can negotiate their website)!!

  4. says

    Mexico City became the first Latin American city or nation to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex. Currently, civil unions are permissible in the Mexican state of Coahuila, just south of Texas.