By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

MEXICO CITY, August 10, 2010 ( – In the face of the “aberrant” Supreme Court decision declaring constitutional the “immoral legal reform that permits unions between people of the same sex,” the Church “cannot cease to call evil, evil,” declared Mexico City's Cardinal Archbishop Norberto Rivera during Sunday mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral..

What proponents of the law “abusively” call “marriages” are in reality nothing more than evil, de facto unions, according to Rivera.

“Such immoral activity can never be the equivalent of the sexual expression of conjugal love, because it endangers the dignity and the rights of the family that constitute the common good of the society,” Rivera said.

Following the declaration, which was read by a married couple during the mass, the Cardinal's Sunday message was issued, denouncing homosexual “marriage” legislation as an attack on the family that trivializes it “as if it were the perverse intention of obscure interests to destroy it and with it to take the country, injured by violence and social decomposition, to its ruin.”

Rivera's rejection of homosexual marriage and adoption are shared by a majority of Mexicans according to opinion polls, which have found that more than 80 percent oppose homosexual adoption, even in the nation's ultraliberal Federal District.

The Cardinal's words were rejected by the leader of Mexico's socialist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), whose leaders tend to support homosexual “marriage.”

“I don't agree that the exercise of a constitutional and human right is aberrant,” Jesús Ortega told the Mexican newspaper Milenio, calling it an “excess on the part of the archbishop.”

Despite the Cardinal's warnings, Mexico's Supreme Court today declared that homosexual “marriages” contracted in Mexico City would have legal standing in all 31 states of the Mexican republic, a move that the Court's president warned would “break with the harmony of the federal system.”

The Supreme Court has thus far upheld all of Mexico City's recent legislation permitting the killing of unborn children for any reason during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and the constitutionality of homosexual “marriage.” It will now decide whether or not adoption of children by homosexual couples constitutes a violation of the constitution and international treaties that protect the rights of children.

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