The Washington Blade reports:
The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled a law that bans same-sex marriage in the state of Baja California is unconstitutional. The decision came in the case of a gay couple who brought a legal challenge — known as an “amparo” in Mexico — after officials in the city of Mexicali denied their request for a marriage license. “The exclusion of marriage to same-sex partners goes against the self-determination of people and each individual’s right to freely develop their personality,” reads a press release that announces the court’s decision. “In addition, it implicitly generates a violation of the principle of equality, because it gives differential treatment to same-sex couples with respect to heterosexual couples.”
The Court has taken similar action in the past in other states – my understanding is that, unlike in the US, the Court can’t strike down all the bans at once, and must deal with them on a case-by-cse basis. Anyone have any clarification on this?