The Mexican Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the denial of same-sex marriage rights as unconstitutional for the state of Jalisco, and now same-sex marriage is possible in six of the 36 Federal Entities of Mexico – with the others likely to follow.
Jalisco sought to deny same-sex couples the right to marry in April last year when the Supreme Court began ruling in favor of marriage equality. Last week’s ruling means it now must accept the court’s decision having been left no room for appeal.
The state joins Mexico City, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nayarit and Quintana Roo as Federal Entities in which same-sex marriage is legal.
The ruling follows a “jurisprudential thesis”, announced last year, which declared same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.
Jalisco is home to more than seven million Mexicans and houses the country’s second-biggest city, Guadalajara.
Other Latin American countries that have already fully enacted marriage equality include Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.