With little media coverage on the historic ruling, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice ruled on Friday that any state that recognizes marriage only as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court set a precedent and legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. According to the court's decision, “the requirements of marriage" shouldn't be linked to "sexual preferences" because it “unjustifiably excludes homosexual couples -who are in similar conditions as heterosexual couples- from marriage.”
The ruling wasn't based on procreation, but rather equality.
“To consider that the purpose of marriage is procreation is unsuitable,” the Mexico Supreme Court stated. “The only constitutional purpose this case law obeys to is the protection of family as a social reality.”
The declaration went on to read, “Any state law which considers that the purpose of marriage is procreation and/or that defines it as being celebrated between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional."
Mexico now joins Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in recognizing marriage between persons of the same sex.
What does this decision mean for federal entities in Mexico?