Supreme Court rules Mexico City gay adoption legal

Published: August 17, 2010

(Reuters) – Mexico’s Supreme Court upheld on Monday a Mexico City law allowing married same-sex couples to adopt children in its second landmark gay rights decision this month.

The court on August 5 threw out a challenge led by the federal government to the part of the law approving gay marriage, but only ruled on Monday — after more than a week of deliberations — on the legislation’s more controversial adoption provisions.

Mexico City’s left-leaning Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, expected to seek the presidency in 2012, pushed through the legislation this year, making Mexico City the first Latin American capital to extend to same-sex couples the same marriage and adoption rights as heterosexuals.

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