Posts Tagged 'same-sex marriage'

Mexican States Ordered to Honor Gay Marriages

repost from the New York Times | By DAVID AGREN | published on August 10, 2010

Revelry in Mexico City last week as the Supreme Court upheld a same-sex marriage law. The court went further on Tuesday. Eduardo Verdugo| Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that each of the country’s 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages registered in Mexico City, potentially giving gay and lesbian couples full matrimonial rights nationwide.

The court had already ruled this month that Mexico City’s same-sex marriage law, which took effect in March and has resulted in hundreds of same-sex marriages, was constitutional.

But on Tuesday, the court went a step further, ruling 9 to 2 against a complaint from the attorney general’s office, which had said that other jurisdictions should not be required to honor marriages that were performed in Mexico City. continue to the full story

The Case of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga

Many of you have been following the case of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, two young Malawi individuals who have been sentenced to fourteen years of hard labor for their same-sex marriage. Both the State Department and the White House have condemned this harsh and unjustified sentence; so have House Foreign Affairs Chairman Berman (D-CA) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI). Their statements, along with that of the French Government, can be found on our website.

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