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Uruguay, Colombia Join Mexico On Road To Marriage Equality

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 6, 2012
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    • Thom in MD
      Thom in MD

      It’s beginning to look like most of the countries in North, South and Central America will have marriage equality before the US does.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      Mexico has states, not provinces.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      Homosexuality is about people of the SAME sex. Heterosexuality is about people of DIFFERENT sexes. Bestiality is about DIFFERENT species. If bestiality were the “next step,” it would be the next step from heterosexuality. So by his “reasoning,” we should ban heterosexual marriage.

      Dec 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      The Fundamentalists/Conservatives are always obsessed with beastiality… maybe we should be watching THEM!!!??!!!

      Dec 7, 2012 at 12:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sobretodo
      Sobretodo

      I am skeptical about Mexico. 90% of the population is Catholic, the church’s most intolerant wing is consolidating its power and the party that ruled with an iron fist for 70 years is back in power. Homophobia in Mexico is rampant to the point where the police will arrest two men holding hands. I seriously doubt marriage equality will happen in Mexico this decade or the next.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Well, legally, it sounds as if Mexico now has federal marriage equality already. Marry in D.F. and your marriage is valid all over Mexico. Socially it is of course a different story, but you know that the U.S. is not much better. Try holding hands anywhere but certain parts of liberal cities in the U.S. and see what happens. Even Facebook still bans images of men kissing when they catch people sharing them.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Dakotahgeo: They literally believe man frolicked and f*cked dinosaurs.

      They are as delusional as people get.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trilingual1946
      trilingual1946

      In Mexico it’s apparently up to the states to determine marriage requirements, just like in the U.S. The D.F. (Mexico City) now has marriage equality and, according to a recent article, Oaxaca may be next. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize the legal marriages of the other states. The U.S. Supreme Court should do the same thing here under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution.

      Argentina now has marriage equality nationwide — it was the first Latin American country to completely adopt it. It is now also the law in Brazil, but administering it is up to the states, which have to adopt regulations covering the process for registering a same-sex marriage. A number of states have already done that, including São Paulo, the largest. The others should do that during the coming year. Until that happens, residents of states without regulations can register their civil unions and then ask a family court judge to convert it to marriage. In states with regulations people can just go directly to registry offices and register their marriage or upgrade an existing civil union.

      Uruguay and Colombia would be welcome members of the marriage equality club. It’s interesting that the impetus for marriage equality has been so strong in predominantly or strongly Catholic countries. Spain, Portugal and Belgium are predominantly Catholic. The Netherlands is about evenly divided (the south is mostly Catholic). In Canada the push for marriage equality really started in Quebec, which is predominantly Catholic. Now the predominantly Catholic Latin American countries are getting on board, including Brazil, the largest Catholic country in the world, and Mexico, the largest Spanish-speaking country. More will follow!

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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