- Feb 6, 2010
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Mexico court backs gay marriages - Americas - Al Jazeera English
Excellent news It seems the developed world is moving onto the same page. Hopefully the US will soon follow as a whole.Mexico's supreme court has upheld a law allowing same-sex marriages in the capital, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors who argued that it violated the constiutional protection of the family.
The justices' eight to two ruling on Thursday will be seen as legal victory for hundreds of gay couples who have been married in Mexico City since the landmark law took effect on March 4.
Passed last December, the law had become the first in Latin America explicitly giving gay marriages the same status as heterosexual ones, including adoption rights.