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Mexican cardinal charges: judges rewarded for supporting same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - August 18, 2010

A Mexican cardinal has provoked a political firestorm by hinting that the country’s judges have “received gifts” in exchange for their decisions allowing for same-sex marriage.

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara said that Mexico City’s mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, “along with international organizations, ‘fed’ the magistrates.” Their support, he said, explained the decision of the nation’s top court to approve a Mexico City policy allowing same-sex marriage, and extend that policy to the country’s other states. The cardinal added that “I don’t doubt that the issue of gay adoptions is going to go the same way.”

Cardinal Sandoval charged that the justices of Mexico’s top court were following the line set by “big capitalists” and leaders of the nation’s ruling political elite. Mayor Ebrard responded angrily to the accusation, saying that he would file a lawsuit, accusing the cardinal of slander, if he did not receive an apology and public retraction. But the Mexican bishops’ conference countered by expressing “solidarity” with the cardinal. The bishops’ conference issued a statement that the country’s prelates felt obliged to speak out “in opposition to the supreme court ruling, without implying any disrespect for the institutions of the Mexican government.”

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