Mexican Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Law

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MEXICO CITY — The day after a federal judge overturned a California ban on same-sex marriage, the Mexican Supreme Court voted 8-2 to uphold the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Mexico City. Opponents of the law argued that it violated the constitutional principle of protection of the family, while the law's supporters argued that the constitution does not define what a family is. The court ruled Thursday that the law did not violate the constitution. Mexico City's six-month-old law allowing same-sex marriage is the first of its kind to be implemented in Latin America.