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Mexico's top court rejects challenge to same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - August 06, 2010

Mexico’s highest court has rejected a legal challenge to the new law recognizing same-sex marriages in Mexico City. In an 8-2 decision, the court found that the nation’s constitution, which guarantees support for the family, does not necessarily refer to a traditional family consisting of a husband, wife, and children. Father Hugo Valdemar, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, rued the ruling, saying that it “affects the fundamental nucleus of the family.”

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  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 07, 2010 11:08 AM ET USA

    An internet search found this in the Mexican Constitution of 1917: Title I. Article 27. XXVII. g. Local laws shall organize the family patrimony... Title VI. Article 123. A. VI. The general minimum wage must be sufficient to satisfy the normal material, social, and cultural needs of the head of a family and to provide for the compulsory education of his children. Certainly, the words "patrimony" and "his" prove that the 1917 framers envisioned same-sex marriage. No? What insightful judges!

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