Mexico: Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 states

Mexico's Supreme Court has decided in favor of marriage equality, stating "procreation" was not a purpose for marriage. Therefore, limiting marriages to heterosexual couples amounted to discrimination against other couples seeking marriage.

The court’s decision legalizes same-sex marriage in all of the 31 states of Mexico – which is over 80% Catholic – adding the country to the growing list of Latin American nations that permit it. Since current civil codes will remain temporarily, same-sex couples wishing to marry can obtain injunctions against laws holding up traditional marriage.

The Mexican Catholic bishops’ conference has disagreed with the court’s decision, stating that the family is founded on the marriage between a man and a woman who can procreate and, therefore, guarantee “the survival of society.”  Read More