Mexican Supreme Court Cites U.S. Supreme Court In Marriage Equality Ruling

Think Progress LGBT
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February 19, 2013

In December, the Supreme Court of Mexico ruled that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and that decision was finally published on Monday. Writing on behalf of a unanimous court, Minister Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea actually cited two decisions by the United States Supreme Court, Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education, to highlight other forms of discrimination that have been rebuked in law (translated from Spanish): The historical disadvantages that homosexuals have suffered have been well recognized and documented: public harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination in their employment and in access to certain services, in addition to their exclusion to some aspects of public life. In this sense … when they are denied access to marriage it creates an analogy with the discrimination that interracial couples suffered in another era.