MEXICO CITY — Federal prosecutors in Mexico plan to overturn Mexico City’s gay marriage law, the attorney general’s office stated Wednesday.
Mexico City is the first in Latin America to extend same-sex marriage rights to its citizens. Prosecutors, however, say the law “violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the constitutional principle of protecting the family,” according to a Washington Post article.
The law came into effect December 21, 2009, and also extended same-sex adoption rights to couples. According to the same Washington Post article, the Roman Catholic church and President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party oppose the law.
For more information, read the story at On Top Magazine.