In the U.S., the Supreme Court’s widely anticipated ruling on same-sex marriage has been the focus of nonstop speculation and debate. In Mexico, meanwhile, the highest court effectively legalized same-sex unions this month with a decision that was so low key many failed to notice.
Mexico’s Supreme Court quietly published an opinion, known as a jurisprudential thesis, ruling that defining marriage as a union only between a man and a woman is discriminatory and in violation of Mexico’s constitution.
While the court did not explicitly say that same-sex unions were legal, the decision is seen as having that effect. And this month’s ruling follows a number of court decisions in the past year that pointed in the same direction.
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