Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Mexico City Recognizes Civil Unions

"Mexico's ruling conservative party is considering filing a legal challenge to Mexico City's new law recognizing gay civil unions, saying it violates a clause in the country's constitution protecting the family, legislators said Friday.The law was published in the city's official gazette on Thursday, making it the first such law in the history of the conservative, predominantly Roman Catholic country. It will take effect 120 days from that date. City assemblyman Miguel Angel Errasti said his National Action Party -- the party of President Vicente Fox and President-elect Felipe Calderon -- is determining whether the new law can be challenged on constitutional grounds." Associated Press, N.Y.Times Link to Article (last visited 11-20-06 NVS)

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