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.


  1. TampaZeke says


    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!”

  2. E says

    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?

  3. Lexxvs says

    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.

  4. daftpunkydavid says

    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?

  5. ratbastard says

    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.

  6. Disgusted American says

    WOW – with ALL of mexico’s problems..and thier are Many…they pass this?…so whats the Land of Supposed Liberty & Justice for All’s excuse again?

  7. Bruno says

    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).

  8. Tony says

    @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.

  9. denison says

    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.

  10. Zach says

    “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.

  11. Raul says

    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.

  12. Raul says

    @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.

  13. ratbastard says

    I never said Mexico 3rd world…it’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.

  14. Tony says

    @RATBASTARD You just don’t understand how you sound. This is supposed be a celebrated moment for the gay community in an international scope. Like the recent news of Argentina’s step to equality and you say you’re a self-respecting homosexual and unwilling to take this in good spirits. Can you see how that might offend? Hopefully.

  15. wonderer says

    @ratbastard…have you ever been to places in te south, east LA, Detroit…?? Ever hear the term “hillbilly”??..Someone needs to take a trip around the US of A.

  16. Zach says

    “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.”

    Parts of Mexico are very violent. But seriously? One of the most violent spots on Earth? What Earth are you living on?

    The one that doesn’t have Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, the Central African Republic, Burma, Kenya, Guinea, Ethiopia, Niger, Haiti, East Timor, Uzbekistan, apparently.

  17. Zach says

    For the record, you realize there’s something like 95+ countries in greater danger of collapsing than Mexico, right? And that’s by an actual measureable index.

  18. TheNiebur says

    ratbastard is always right. No matter what people who are actually in the know says. And fuck any study ever done on any issue. If the rat says it’s so, it just is. And you all better get used to it!


  19. Steve says

    RATBASTARD – border cities are not representative of what’s going on in Mexico. We would give you a fucking break if you had a fucking clue.

    I love that countries such as Spain, Mexico and Argentina can see the need to separate the legal aspect of marriage – as a civil ceremony – from the religious one, which is optional.

  20. Derek Pearce says

    Ha ha ratbastard– if I judged the USA by the cities near the Ontario border (ie Detroit and Buffalo) I’d have a messed up opinion of the States as well.

  21. says

    So sad in my lifetime to see the Great nation on the hill,…. the shining beacon of human rights and equality …. The nation held together with the world finest constitution AND The Bill Of Rights that “Guarantees” Equal protections under the law and claims that ALL men are created equal …. ends up being vacant and empty slogans when it really comes down to it. How can we take our message to 3rd world nations about human rights when we abuse them here in our own nation .. It’s so bloody dishonest

  22. says

    I’ve found that many foreigners had chosen Mexico City for their same sex wedding, but many think that it’s very ‘Vegas style’, the process can take up to 40 days, and there’s a few paperwork to consider. Still it’s smooth if you know your ways around in the city and you come down prepared. Doesn’t matter if your not mexican or both of you are not mexican.
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