Mexican Top Court Strikes Down Jalisco’s Gay Marriage Ban

The First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on Wednesday struck down an article of civil code in the state of Jalisco that prohibited gay couples from marrying.

A gay and a lesbian couple challenged the western state’s civil code after they were denied marriage licenses.

Article 258 of the Jalisco Civil Code describes marriage as “An institution of public character and social interest, through which a man and a woman decide to share a state of life in search of personal fulfillment and the foundation of a family.

The First Chamber found that definition to be unconstitutional as it excludes gay couples from marriage, EFE reported.

It was not immediately clear whether this ruling legalizes such unions in Jalisco.

In June, Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down similar laws as unconstitutional.

by Carlos Santoscoy
Source – On Top Magazine