Your Network, Your Community, Your Mix

The Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Adoption Ban

1.06K 0
The Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Adoption Ban

In a nine votes to one ruling, Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that banning same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional.

Justices struck down a same-sex adoption ban in the southern state of Campeche. The human rights commission, who argued this law violated constitutional rights to non-discrimination and form families, filed the challenge to a law passed in 2013.

The decision ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.

Presiding judge, Luis Maria Aguila, said the decision was made bearing in mind the need to protect children being adopted.

I see no problem for a child to be adopted in a society of co-existence, which has precisely this purpose. Are we going to prefer to have children in the street, which according to statistics exceed 100,000? We attend, of course, and perhaps with the same intensity or more, to the interests of the child.”

Eduardo Medina Mora was the only supreme court judge to vote against the ruling – he argued that the interest of the child, rather than the adopting couple, should be key.

The same court in June ruled that Mexico’s state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, effectively legalising it.

Subscribe to KitschMix's newsletter for more stories you don't want to miss.

Since you’re here …

Like many other media organisations, KitschMix is operating in an incredibly challenging financial climate. More people are reading the KitschMix than ever, but our advertising revenues are falling fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. KitschMix is an independent website that takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce, but we do it because we believe women in the LGBTQ community need more positive visibility.

If everyone who reads our articles, who likes them, helps to support them, our future would be much more secure.

Make a contribution

sign-up-insert-01

FROM OUR PARTNERS

Author
KitschMix was founded with a clear objective – to give women within the LGBT community better representation and to cover stories with that matter to them. Be it articles on lifestyle, dating and coming out; to celebrity news, interviews, film reviews, TV recaps; or politics, religion and community news from around the world.

Leave a Reply

sign-up-insert-01