The Supreme Court of Mexico has decided that all Mexican states must accept the validity of homosexual ‘marriages’ contracted in Mexico City, where such ‘marriages’ were legalized in December of last year.
In a 9-2 split between the court’s conservative minority and liberal majority, the court voted to require the states to accept gay ‘marriage’ based on the constitution’s article 121, which states that in “each state of the federation complete faith and credit will be given to the public acts, registrations, and juridical procedures of all the others.”
The same article goes on to say that “the laws of a state will only have effect in its own territory, and therefore, cannot be obligatory outside of it.” Nonetheless, the Court ruled that Mexico City’s application of its marriage law to homosexuals will indeed bind the rest of the states.
Among the two dissenting judges was Guillermo I. Ortiz Mayagoitia, the Court’s president, who warned that forcing homosexual “marriage” on the states could “break with the harmony of the federal system.”
“In that sense, I regard the argument as well founded. Now then, the argument being well-founded, is there the vice of unconstitutionality?” continued Ortiz Mayagoitia. “Well, from my point of view, yes, I don’t find sufficient reason to introduce, by way of one of thirty-three components [of the federal system] a modification of such magnitude that it binds the rest of the components of the Federation.”
The ruling follows a series of rulings by the nation’s highest court, which have accepted as “constitutional” Mexico City’s homosexual “marriage” law, as well legislation permitting and even financing the killing of unborn children for any reason whatsoever during the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy.
The Court is scheduled to rule next on whether or not homosexual adoptions are constitutional. Opponents argue that such adoptions violate the rights of children, enshrined in international treaties of which Mexico is a signatory.