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THE PARTY’S AT DAH•VEED’S PLACE — 14 Comments

  1. To be honest, I did not know that they were even deciding this. I knew that some folks were opposed to the new law in the Federal District, but not that it had already been argued before this tribunal. As you can tell this one did not take two years or more to wind through a process similar to the US. In spite of our movies trying to tell the world that we have a US styled system with juries, etc. We don’t!

    So we now have legal marriage in la Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, as well as legal civil unions in the State of Coahuila. At this rate the US could have legal marriage for all on both its North and South borders. Surely the US will be close behind!

    OK, I shut up. I think that I just rambling, because I am stunned at how fast this was.

    wv = goushing
    I am goushing with pride for my country!

  2. It was quite the slam. 8 to 2, with one judge, of the 11, absent.

    PAN, President Calderon’s conservative party could try an end run with a federal constitutional amendment, but that does not stand a snowball’s chance in hell with the other two major parties in congress to deal with. A political system that currently has three major parties does not accomplish much!

  3. I made it through the whole thing, although only one side of my earphones was working so it probably doesn’t count.

    Actually, my singing voice sounds a lot like that. Of course, I haven’t recorded a cd so as to inflict it on others. I save it for my daughter when she won’t get out of bed – it works when nothing else does.

  4. Legal marriage in Mexico is secular marriage. The church’s blessing is an after-the-fact ceremony in most churches and most churches will not conduct the ritual without proof of a civil marriage first.

    But honestly, many Mexicans never get married. A marriage license is beyond the reach of many folks, or an expense low on the list of life’s necessities. Many, maybe even a majority of Mexicans, live in free unions, common law marriage.

    I doubt that the Anglican Church of Mexico will be conducting any ceremonies for same sex unions anytime soon.

  5. But honestly, many Mexicans never get married. A marriage license is beyond the reach of many folks, or an expense low on the list of life’s necessities.

    This was the case in Europe as well up until very recently, probably around the start of the 20th century, if I remember my studies rightly.