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I don't understand Mexico's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?

I don't understand...  in 2015, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. In most countries you'd like that would mean start issuing licenses right away or give the legislature 'x' amount of time to amend laws and if they don't, it will take effect anyway.

Since then, in many states in Mexico, the majority of them, gay couples have to go to a judge first in order to skirt around the state ban. On Wednesday the Mexico Supreme Court is going to rule on Yucatan's ban... but if they already ruled nationally and it isn't enforceable, than why would this matter?

So confused.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sounds like our state and federal marihuana laws, but in reverse. This would have to do with how their federal and state laws intertwine.

        Mexico is a federal republic like the US,  but with different powers, assigned to both.

  • 2 months ago

    the 2015 ruling did not require the Mexican government, at either federal or state level, to positively issue such 'marriages' -- it merely prevented them from banning them.  Mexico is a very conservative nation in these matters and the vast majority of the people are unlikely to support such 'marriages' -- and possibly to the point of violence.

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