Mexico’s Highest Court Declares Law Banning Gay Marriage Unconstitutional


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | Februray 19, 2013

The Mexican Supreme Court (la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion) on Monday declared a law in the state of Oaxacan limiting marriage to heterosexual couples to be in violation of the country’s constitution.

According to the Washington Blade, the court cited two groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court civil rights cases, Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education, in its 56-page ruling.

“The historic disadvantages that homosexuals have suffered have been amply recognized and documented: public scorn, verbal abuse, discrimination in their places ofemployment and in the access of certain services, including their exclusion from certain aspects of public life.  In comparative law it has been argued that discrimination that homosexual couples have suffered when they are denied access to marriage is analogous with the discrimination suffered by interracial couples at another time.”

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