November 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Mexican senate debates the creation of homosexual “marriage,” the country’s media are trumpeting a survey that claims to show shows that the majority Mexicans are in favor of legalizing such unions.
However, Juan Dabdoub, president of Mexico’s Confamilia (Mexican Family Council), told LifeSiteNews.com that the statistics are “an elegant way of telling lies.”
The survey “omits any reference to the structure of the sample,” he told us. “Therefore, it’s not valid to draw conclusions from this study, and doing so demonstrates a lack of ethic and knowledge by those who conducted it and published it.”
The survey conducted in July by the polling agency Parametría, asked Mexicans if they were in favor of the legalization of “marriage” between two people of the same sex. Fifty-two percent said they were in favor.
However, 51% simultaneously thought the union of a man and a woman should be the only one “recognized legally, granting importance to the traditional values of society.”
Only 35% thought that legally allowing the union between two people of the same sex was a big step toward a society that respects individual freedoms.
Another 74% said they reject the possibility of homosexuals adopting children.
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“Parametría states ‘Mexicans divided over homosexual rights,’ when in reality they should speak about the high degree of confusion and ignorance that surrounds the homosexual issue,” concluded Dabdoub.
A similar survey conducted in June, only one month before, by the Strategic Communication Office showed that 48.3% of Mexicans believed that homosexuality is a “moral defect,” with only 8.9% saying homosexuality was just as normal as being heterosexual.
Mexican and Spanish-speaking media are reporting on the survey one week after a group of left-wing senators proposed a reform to the country’s Federal Civil Code so that “the free union of two people,” regardless their sex, may be considered a marriage.
Some articles also mention the homosexual right to “paternity and maternity.”
“Nobody has these supposed rights that they have invented,” said Dabdoub, “not even heterosexuals,” said Juan Dabdoub to LSN.
“Children have a right to a mother and father that raise them properly,” he said, adding that “this doesn’t face the fact that 74% reject adoption by homosexual couples. Why then get married?”
The motion to legalize gay unions was published in the Senate’s Gazette and reads: “The reform responds to the international legislative trend, being that different countries have recognized the unions between people of the same sex as a marriage by legislation or by precedence; such are the cases of Spain, the Netherlands or South Africa, and Canada in the Americas.”
But according to the Mexican Constitution, states are “free and sovereign,” and “Federal legislation can’t, under any circumstances, determine that [gay] marriage be established throughout the Republic, as that would go against the sovereignty of the States,” said president of the Catholic Attorneys Association, Armando Martinez, to CNN.
Mexico City was the first entity in the country to legalize same-sex unions in 2010, becoming the first Latin American capital to do so.
Jalisco, one of the most conservative states in the country, recently passed the Law for Free Cohabitation, permitting the union of “two or more adults (…) that are joint with the objective of granting each other mutual help.” Partners in this new form of cohabitation will not be allowed to adopt children.
The state of Colima also approved same-sex unions under the name of “Conjugal Tie,” and other states have been forced to “marry” homosexuals based on Court rulings of non-discrimination.
According to the INEGI (National Institute for Statistics and Geography), 82.7% of Mexicans profess the Catholic faith.