Wednesday February 24, 2010

Mexican Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuits against Capital’s Gay ‘Marriage’ Law

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

MEXICO CITY, February 23, 2010 ( – The Mexican Supreme Court has rejected lawsuits filed by several states to overturn Mexico City’s new homosexual “marriage” and adoption law.

However, the dismissal may be a double-edged sword for the homosexualist movement in Mexico.

While the ruling dismisses the lawsuits with sweeping language, calling them “clearly and undoubtedly” inadmissible, its reasoning indicates that homosexuals will not be able to automatically use the Mexico City law to impose gay “marriage” on the states.

The ruling notes that “the acts of the civil state (marriage) adjusted to the laws of a state take effect in the others, but the laws of a state only have effect in its territory and cannot be obligatory outside of it.”

While the ruling dismisses the suits, it simultaneously seems to answer the concerns of the governors who filed them, who were concerned that homosexuals “married” in Mexico City could require their states to recognize their unions.

The ruling was given against the lawsuits filed by the states of Tlaxcala, Morelos, and Guanajuato. However, the petitions filed by two other states, Jalisco and Sonora, have not yet received a response.

In addition to the suits filed by the five states, the Attorney General’s office of Mexico has filed its own complaint against the law, contending that it violates the constitution. That suit is also pending.

Previous LifeSiteNews coverage:

State Governors Sue Mexico City to Stop Gay “Marriage” and Homosexual Adoption

Mexican Attorney General’s Office Files Suit against “Homosexual Marriage”

Mexico City Approves “Homosexual Marriage” and Adoption