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Mexican High Court Approves Gay Adoption 9-2 in Preliminary Vote

The Mexican Supreme Court has voted 9-2 to approve adoptions by same-sex couples in a preliminary vote, according to CNN's Mexico bureau.

Mexico Via Google's translation:

"To declare constitutional option requires at least eight votes of the eleven judges on the Court, so it is now to be adopted at the formal process of voting. The ministers declared a recess and then continue with a second round of positions, then the vote will take place. Only the Minister-President Guillermo Ortiz and Salvador Aguirre Anguiano Mayagoitia have spoken out against marriages between same sex have the right to adopt. In contrast, most of the ministers agreed that it would be discriminatory to prohibit making such couples."

UPDATE: Vote now appears to be final.

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  1. To improve on the translation:
    "For this option to be declared constitutional, at least eight votes are required out of the eleven judges on the Court, so it is already known that it will be approved during the formal voting process. The ministers declared a recess after which they will continue with a second round of positions; then the vote will take place. Only the Minister-President (similar to Chief Justice), Guillermo Ortiz Mayagoitia, and Salvador Aguirre Anguiano have spoken out against same-sex married couples having the right to adopt. In contrast, most of the ministers agreed that it would be discriminatory to prohibit adoption by such couples."

    Posted by: kdau | Aug 16, 2010 3:27:59 PM


  2. Que bueno! Now the US is like a troglodyte sandwich between two slices of modernity (Canada and Mexico).

    Posted by: David R. | Aug 16, 2010 4:23:37 PM


  3. What's going on in Mexico right now? I love this!

    Posted by: Marcus | Aug 16, 2010 5:11:31 PM


  4. Only valid in Mexico City. Yet a great milestone!!

    Posted by: DireFates | Aug 16, 2010 6:09:46 PM


  5. Same-sex couples may only get married in Mexico City, but their marriage has to and will be recognized throughout the country. This would make Mexico the 11th country to recognize and give full benefits to same sex spouses, including adoption.
    Kudos to Mexico. In what parallel universe is Mexico more advanced in human rights than we are?

    Posted by: William | Aug 16, 2010 8:07:45 PM


  6. I just find it difficult for a child to get through his or her life having in this country (that is still very conservative)"two moms" or "two dads". Bullying for having a "peculiar" family should be prevented, maybe with support groups. Children are not guilty of our preferrences. And I have a question: What is happening with the benefits at IMSS for these couples? I heard one of the "top leaders" at this institutions doesn't want to give them any.... could you please tell me something, this is really unfair for them.

    Posted by: mireya romero | Aug 25, 2010 1:44:41 PM


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