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High Court: All Mexican States Must Recognize Gay Marriages

Mexico As a follow-up to last week's ruling that Mexico City's marriage equality law is constitutional, the Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that all 31 states must recognize gay marriages performed in the capital, the AP reports:

"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."

The ruling does not mean that those states must begin marrying same-sex couples. The Court is also currently mulling gay adoption.

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  1. Yay America, we're such inspiring leaders. Oh, wait.

    Posted by: Brendan | Aug 10, 2010 6:30:48 PM


    There can be no doubt now. The tide has definitely turned. We are FINALLY on the winning side of this "culture war".

    You can feel the desperation and fear coming from the other side. They sense that they are losing on too many fronts to fight.

    Expect those who are too blinded or too invested to accept reality to turn up the crazy to degrees as of yet unseen. Their crazy and desperation will only speed up the process for our side. It happened in the South in the 60s and it is happening again now.

    Gandhi was a genius! He said, "First the ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!"

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 10, 2010 6:35:59 PM

  3. So the USA is now sandwiched between two nations that are more tolerant.

    Posted by: Qjersey | Aug 10, 2010 6:39:47 PM

  4. Don't we also have a "Full Faith and Credit Clause" in the US Constitution? How is that everyone other country ..even the most impoverished follow their own rules but not ours?

    Posted by: E | Aug 10, 2010 6:46:52 PM

  5. Lucky for us that most of the constitutions of the Americas weren't redacted when the gay issue was of public interest. And further more, when the church was much more powerful and influential. Thus, little by little, word by word, letter by letter, they must recognize what is due according to those constitutions. You can see on the nations that sprung out of the fall of the Soviet Union how they introduced that marriage is for a man and a woman, therefore making extremely difficult to gain that right.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Aug 10, 2010 6:54:17 PM

  6. So the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" takes another leap behind the third world...

    Posted by: BradK | Aug 10, 2010 6:55:15 PM

  7. what about the mexican federal government? will it recognize marriage licenses of same-sex couples obtained in the capital? what about those from other countries?

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Aug 10, 2010 7:10:39 PM

  8. Mexico is a failed state that's on the verge of imploding. The violence is beyond the pale. The corruption is breathtaking. Yet they're debating gay marriage. This is called a distraction,pure and simple. The majority of Mexicans are worried about literally surviving and lack the ability and resources to rationally and democratically sit down and debate such issues. Again, it's a political distraction (deliberate...probably to take people's minds off the disastrous levels of violence and a country about to collapse), and as a homosexual with self-respect it bothers me we win in such a fashion, under such conditions.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 10, 2010 7:11:45 PM

  9. Good News! Mexico is more tolerant because about half the men are bi.

    Posted by: ty | Aug 10, 2010 7:13:12 PM

  10. WOW - with ALL of mexico's problems..and thier are Many...they pass this? whats the Land of Supposed Liberty & Justice for All's excuse again?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 10, 2010 7:33:40 PM

  11. So let me get this right...bigots in Mexico challenged the constitutionality of Mexico City's marriage equality law, and basically got this out of it? FAIL (for them).

    Posted by: Bruno | Aug 10, 2010 7:38:17 PM


    Posted by: Lady GAga | Aug 10, 2010 7:39:45 PM

  13. @RATBASTARD You've obviously never been to Mexico.

    The reporting the US media does is sensationalized, and although I won't go to the extreme and say that it's by any means free from corruption and turmoil people get by.

    You just sound like an asshole.

    Posted by: Tony | Aug 10, 2010 7:43:11 PM

  14. Great news, and anyone who's actually visited and traveled in Mexico knows that it's FAR from a failed state, and in fact a fascinating and very, VERY gay friendly country despite rural machismo. Look up the town "Juchitan" for a real surprise. Mexico City is a great place for nightlife and outright homophobic discrimination is just not even anywhere near the same level as in the US. Yes it most certainly exists, but... just go there and feel it for yourself. It's not what you may have been told by the media.

    Posted by: denison | Aug 10, 2010 7:47:19 PM

  15. Right on, Mexico!

    Posted by: Tony | Aug 10, 2010 7:48:32 PM

  16. nice to see that our (what we consider to be) our 3rd world neighbor is now showing us up as the more advanced society.

    Posted by: alguien | Aug 10, 2010 7:48:55 PM

  17. @Tony: Well, in his defense, he sounds more like an *ignorant* asshole. You've shortchanged him by merely highlighting the assholishness.

    Posted by: BCLance | Aug 10, 2010 7:49:49 PM

  18. "Mexico is a failed state that's on the verge of imploding. The violence is beyond the pale. The corruption is breathtaking. Yet they're debating gay marriage."

    The whole of Mexico isn't Juarez. The country has a host of incredibly serious problems, but calling it a failed state is uttter hyperbole.

    Posted by: Zach | Aug 10, 2010 7:57:20 PM

  19. Bitches please be happy for us. I have a USA citizen as a boyfriend. He lives in texas and i live in mexico. Im very happy that if we marry in my country he will be recognize here as my guapo. Unlike the USA where i have to lie at the border and say that Im going shopping instead of visiting the love of my life.

    Posted by: Raul | Aug 10, 2010 8:38:19 PM

  20. I'm from Arizona, I'm afraid to go. just sayin.

    Posted by: David | Aug 10, 2010 8:43:14 PM

  21. RATBASTARD is clearly trolling with his incredibly uninformed and offensive comment.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 10, 2010 8:50:20 PM

  22. YOU should be afraid to go to Mexico if you're from Arizona.

    Posted by: Paul | Aug 10, 2010 9:00:50 PM

  23. congrats Mexico! Kind of Sad that people like @RATBASTARD try and make this a negative story.

    Posted by: KFLO | Aug 10, 2010 9:04:35 PM

  24. @david if you are not looking for drugs or in bad areas nothing will happen to you... Visit Playa del Carmen NOw... or DF is an amazing city.... I promise you, youll be fine.

    Posted by: Raul | Aug 10, 2010 9:47:35 PM

  25. I never said Mexico 3rd's actually 2nd world, parts are 1st world. I know Mexico has a middle class and not everyone is ignorant and poor. But a lot are.

    And Mexico is very badly run and always has been. It could be like Canada if it wanted to be, but the white European ruling classes are filthy corrupt and created a almost feudal-like society.

    Finally, Mexico is absolutely one of the top most violent nations on Earth and yeah, as an outsider you are putting your life on the line there, including when dealing with the corrupt, criminal police and others. You want to find out how Mexico treats non-Mexicans severely, speak with a Salvadoran, Guatemalan how they were/are treated passing through Mexico to get to American. Give me a fucking break.

    And yeah, I've been to Mexico. Several times actually, including to Juarez, because my company does a lot of it's backroom administrative stuff in El Paso,Tx and Juarez. Something to do with NAFTA.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 10, 2010 10:10:11 PM

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