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Gay Marriage legal throughout all of Mexico, says Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sumit1207, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. sumit1207

    sumit1207 Prince

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10932748
    I don't think this affects anyone here, but it adds to all of the recent victories.
    This makes Mexico a pale blue color on this map, like New York, Dutch Antilles, and Israel: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/World_homosexuality_laws.svg
    Plus, this means we're surrounded. :D

    I guess the Supreme Court did more than 'say' its legal...
     
  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Well, well, well, it seems that there's yet another reason for the rednecks and Tea Party to build walls across the Mexican border. Coming up next: a mile-wide river/moat connecting both oceans.
     
  3. Cheetah

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    Mexican gay illegal aliens??? I bet some people in the US are really worried now! :lol:
     
  4. dwaxe

    dwaxe is not a fanatic

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    Those people in the US shouldn't be worried. One less reason to go North.
     
  5. Newbunkle

    Newbunkle Muppet

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    Nice to see religious immorality losing.
     
  6. Arwon

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    Are Catholic countries now beating Protestant countries in this race?
     
  7. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    Yes, definitely. I like the Catholic church more and more these days. I want to go back to the Vatican. I also like the Pope a lot now.
     
  8. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Well at least any stereotypes of Mexico's religiosity = the country being run by socially conservative laws are pretty much being debunked more and more... though as was explained to me once, Mexicans are personal conservatives rather than political ones: they may approve of gay marriage in legal terms, but that doesn't mean they'll approve of it within the social sphere.

    Or, as I prefer to call it, conservatives who know they'll lose the battle and settle for the next best thing: letting the government run its social agenda while still maintaining their personal social values closer to home. Meaning you'll let your kid get his gay marriage, but you won't approve of his gay status.

    Good for the Mexican courts! Here's to the American Courts similarly striking down our anti-gay legislation...

    I almost wonder if the world is systematically RL trolling us, since they're all falling all over eachother to legalise gay marriage or at least advance the cause in some way.
     
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    Ahem. From the article:
     
  10. Azale

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    I have a few friends who are going to be visibly angered by this :lol: Sucks for them.
     
  11. Arwon

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    I was not crediting the Church.
     
  12. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Never trust a gay Aztec with rainbow nukes.
     
  13. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    Eesh, Mexico?

    Come on Mr. Kennedy, this is getting embarrassing.
     
  14. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Looks like Mexico's 1-upped the US. :mischief:
     
  15. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Not exactly. Far be it from me to get in an argument about 1-uppmanship. But to compare the 2 countries, same sex marriage is allowed in parts of the USA but not the whole which is the same thing in Mexico. There's this new ruling which says the marriages from Mexico DF are recognized throughout the country but what exactly that means seems a bit confusing.
     
  16. GhostWriter16

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    Well, that's called legislating from the bench;)

    Assuming Mexico's system is the same as ours, that's illegal. I hope the US doesn't do the same thing.

    Also, how easy is it for gay couples to just drive the Mexico City to marry?

    I'm not necessarily against gay marriage being legal (I'd prefer it be called "Civil Union) however there is something called state's rights in the US, and passing this in the US will only cause more states to nullify federal laws like Missouri just did.
     
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    Yes, we all know that "states' rights" mean whatever the hell you want at any given time.
     
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    Brave new world...
     
  19. GhostWriter16

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    To me the discussion meant a little about Mexico and a whole lot about how the US should do the same thing.

    EDIT: And the 10th means requiring a state to recognize a marriage, any marriage, is illegal. So long as you do not arrest them for sodomity (Which I am not against being federally illegal.)
     
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    Good job America, Mexico is more humane than us.

    I really hope you're not saying what I think you're saying.
     

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