Thousands protest same-sex marriage in Mexico

More than 50,000 people have joined demonstrations across Mexico protesting same-sex marriage, according to authorities. The president proposed legalizing gay marriage in May, but the initiative has stalled. Tens of thousands of people on Saturday took to the streets in Mexico to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in the predominantly

Marriage Equality Generates Unprecedented Backlash In Mexico

Marriage equality has spread through many Mexico states with little controversy, but conservatives are taking to the streets now that the president has joined the cause. Opponents of marriage equality have announced protests throughout Mexico this month, hoping to kill a proposal from President Enrique Peña Nieto that seeks to override barriers to marriage for

Mexican president reiterates same-sex marriage support

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has reiterated his support of marriage rights for same-sex couples throughout the country. Peña wrote in the Huffington Post on June 2 that he announced “a series of initiatives that promote equality” last month during an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event. These include a proposed amendment to the

Mexico’s president seeks to legalize same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage has been recognized in several Mexican states. But the country’s president seeks to extend the right to all citizens of the world’s most populous Spanish-speaking country. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday local time signed an initiative to pave the way for same-sex couples to marry in accordance with Mexican law. The

Mexican Supreme Court strikes down state marriage ban

The Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the state of Jalisco’s same-sex marriage ban. The justices in their 11-0 ruling said the portion of the Jalisco Civil Code that defines marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to discrimination based on sexual orientation under the Mexican constitution. Milenio, a Mexican newspaper, quoted

Mexican Supreme Court rules against marriage ban

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday announced it had found a laws banning same-sex marriage are “discriminatory.” A strongly-worded statement the court posted to its website said the majority of the judges who considered a case that challenged portions of the state of Sinaloa’s family code defining marriage between a man and a woman found