On Monday, with a 9 to 2 vote, the Mexican Supreme Court decided that married gay couple have the right to adopt children in el D.F. This follows an earlier court decision in Mexico City upholding the legality of same-sex marriages.
The issue of same-sex marriage and adoption was raised to the Supreme Court by the Attorney General under Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The lawsuit alleged that gay marriages and adoption went against the idea of family and put children at risk.
Not surprisingly, the strongest opposition came via Mexico’s Catholic church. Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez is quoted in El Pais as saying:
“No sé si a alguno de ustedes les gustaría que lo adoptaran un par de lesbianas o un par de maricones. Creo que no”,
I don’t know if any of you would like to be adopted by a pair of lesbians of a pair of fag**ts. I don’t think so.
The Supreme Court saw differently and declared that to deny any married couple the right to adopt would be discriminatory.
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