Victory for LGBT Community: Mexico Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme court legalized same-sex marriage in Mexico; prior to this same-sex couples could only get married in Mexico City, Quintana Roo, and Coahuila. The Supreme Court of Mexico rules that the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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In its published ruling, the court said, “Since the purpose of marriage is not procreation, there is not a justified reason that the matrimonial union be heterosexual, nor that it is stated as ‘between a man and a woman.’ Such a statement proves discriminatory, based on the sexual orientation of the person. “The exclusion of couples of the same sex from the institution of marriage perpetuates the notion that couples of the same sex are less deserving of recognition than heterosexual (couples), offending with it their dignity as persons and integrity.”