Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on December 5th, 2012

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Equality BanIn what activists are hailing as a landmark ruling, today the Mexican Supreme Court struck down the ban on same-sex marriage.

The court ruled on behalf of three same-sex couple seeking to marry in the southern state of Oaxaca. The court had already ruled in 2010 that gay marriages performed under a Mexico City ordinance had to be recognized nationwide. With this precedent, the remaining bans on gay marriage in most Mexican states could quickly fall.

This ruling does not immediately eliminate marriage statutes limiting unions to a man and a woman–the Mexican Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to strike down state laws like that en mass as the United States Supreme Court does.

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