Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned By Mexican Supreme Court

The Mexican Supreme Court has deemed all bans on same-sex marriage “unconstitutional”.

This happened when they struck down a law banning gay marriage in the state of Jalisco.

Two gay couples challenged the civil code in Jalisco, after they were denied they right to marry in the state.

Now, the Mexico Supreme Court has once again ruled that the move was discriminating against LGBT people and was therefore unconstitutional.

They then went on to add that state authorities are not allowed to “deny benefits to the claimants or set charges related to the regulation of marriage.”

Some of Mexico’s states have already begun to overturn bans on same-sex marriage and marry gay couples, but there was a decision made earlier this year to end bans on a country-wide level.

You may also remember that back in June, that it was ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, effectively legalising it.

The ruling stated: “As the purpose of matrimony is not procreation, there is no justified reason that the matrimonial union be heterosexual, nor that it be stated as between only a man and only a woman. Such a statement turns out to be discriminatory in its mere expression.”

Despite this, and other positive comments for gay marriage, marriage equality has not actually been written into the law so same-sex couples may still need approval from a judge before getting married.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned By Mexican Supreme Court
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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned By Mexican Supreme Court
A ban on same-sex marriage has been overturned by the Mexican Supreme Court.