Mexico’s Supreme Court voted to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples. The AP reports that justices voted 9-2 against challenges presented by federal prosecutors who had argued the law fails to protect adoptive children against possible ill effects or discrimination, or to guarantee their rights to a traditional family. The law applies only in Mexico City, but other states must respect marriages and adoptions made in the capital.
Mexico Supreme Court rules in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage in all 31 states
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital. Marriage equality legislation was enacted in March, giving married gay couples the right to adopt children, jointly apply for loans from banks, inherit money and be covered by their partner’s insurance plan. Last month, Argentina was the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. It joined Canada, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium in recognizing gay marriage rights.