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Jun 13, 2015, 10:27 AM

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A step ahead of the US... same-sex marriage legal in all Mexico

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The ruling itself hasn't been issued (that's a formality), but the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that restricting marriages to persons of opposite gender is unconstitutional. Unlike the US, the Mexican constitution guarantees equality before the law, not just for those of different races, creeds and colors (and previous condition of servitude), but for sex and gender preference, as well.

As in the US, marriages are state functions, although (again as in the US) federal courts have consistently ruled that state marriage restrictions were unconstitutional, the rules of the court require a number of challenges to state constitutions from various states before making a final ruling. That threshhold was reached with a suit arising in Colima (which has since changed its state marriage laws), and Nuevo Leon is reforming its laws in anticipation of the ruling, probably to be published this coming week or next.

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