Aug 5, 2010 3:20 PM by Melissa Canone

Mexican Supreme Court Upheld Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold
the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing
same-sex marriages.
The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges
filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the
constitutional principle of protection of the family.
Hundreds of couples have been married so far under the law, the
first of its kind to be enacted in Latin America.
The court ruled Thursday that the law did not violate the
constitution. Justices on the majority side argued that nowhere
does the constitution define what a family is.


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