By nine votes to two, the Supreme Court of Justice Mexico ruled on August 16th that married persons of the same sex are able to adopt children. With its verdict,
Mexican Supreme Court dismissed the appeal unconstitutionality brought by the Federal Government against the law of the city of Mexico, which last December allowed gay weddings.
The ratification of the Court of groups came after attacks Conservatives, particularly of the Catholic Church. In the last two weeks, in various pronouncements, two cardinals have found that judges have a conduct "aberrant" and have been corrupted by Federal District authorities, governed by leftist PRD.
After seven rounds of discussions, the judges rejected the appeal by the prosecutor, belonging the government of Felipe Calderón. In his plea, demanding that the court declare unconstitutional marriages homosexuals on the grounds that the Magna Carta establishing a model consisting solely of family a man and a woman and because the adoption of homosexuals violates the right of children.
Nine votes to two
One by one the prosecutor's allegations were dismissed. To the end result was nine votes to two in favor of the adoption by homosexuals. Two weeks ago the court accepted the constitutionality of the law Mexican capital. Later, forced the rest of states to accept the marriage made by the City.
The Catholic Church attacked the Court on the eve of the final session. From Guadalajara, one of the two states who joined the prosecution in its challenge to the new Law, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez said Sunday that the judges had been "mails" (corrupted by money) by the City authorities and "agencies international. "I do not know if any of you would like you to take a couple of lesbians or a pair of fags. I think not, "he told reporters.
Cardinal of Guadalajara, who referred to the court as the "supreme disappointment."
The judges agreed unanimously to the start of the meeting a motion of no confidence in rejection of statements by the cardinal. The judges concluded with a call to avoid behaviors and practices discriminatory.
More than 300 gay couples have married in Mexico City, although authorities have reportedly not yet received any applications from gay couples wishing to adopt.
Last month, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to allow same-sex marriage.