Mexican Supreme Court Opens Door to Marriage Equality Nationwide

Written by scott on June 13th, 2015

Mexico Marriage Equality MapMexico’s supreme court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages.

But the court’s ruling is considered a “jurisprudential thesis” and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually. Given the ruling, judges and courts would have to approve same-sex marriages.

The high court ruled that any state law which considers the ultimate purpose of marriage to be “procreation, and or defines (marriage) as celebrated between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.”

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Susan and Edward says:

    Same-gender civil marriage is now legal in four of Mexico’s thirty-one states (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, and Quintana Roo) and in the Federal District, but same-gender couples living in any of the twenty-seven states prohibiting same-gender marriage who want to marry may lawfully do so thanks to an earlier ruling by the Supreme Court of Mexico, so that in effect, despite the bans in twenty-seven states, all unmarried consenting adult same-gender couples may marry.

    For details, see reports 175, 175a, and 175b in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: An Interpretive Newsletter” (www.humciv.com).

  2. Mr Eric G. Osterberg says:

    Thank you for advancing Marriage Equality in Mexico, Supreme Court.

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