It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mexico’s highest court. On August 6, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (henceforth referred to as the Mexican Supreme Court, because it takes a fuck of a lot less time to type) upheld a law requiring that same-sex marriages performed in Mexico City be recognized everywhere else in the country.
Ten days later on August 16, the court also upheld a section of the same law that recognized the right of same-sex couples to adopt children.
As a result of the Mexican Supreme Court decision, same-sex marriages can now be performed in Mexico City, and recognized throughout the country.
Canada formally legalized same-sex marriage in 2005. The United States is now the only country on the continent that fails to nationally recognize same-sex marriage. “The land of the free,” the symbol of liberty and independence the world over, will be the last North American country to sanction same-sex marriage.