Prop 8 Trial 2010-01-30
- Nothing to do today per se with the Prop 8 trial, but items related to
From the AP via EDGE
Mexico Seeks to Overturn Gay Marriage in Its Capital
by Mark Stevenson
Thursday Jan 28, 2010
Mexican federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will try to
overturn Mexico City's gay marriage law, which allows same-sex couples to
adopt children, on the grounds it violates the constitution.
The Mexico City law, approved in December and due to take effect in March,
is the first of its kind in Latin America.
The federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement that it believes
the law "violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the
constitutional principle of protecting the family."
It cited an article in Mexico's constitution that suggests - but does not
state - that the framers envisioned families constituted by men, women and
children. The article states: "Men and women are equal before the law. This
protects the organization and development of the family."
The rest of the article is here: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?101642
NJ activists prepare to battle for marriage in court
by Matthew E. Pilecki
Thursday Jan 28, 2010
In spite of their recent set-back, LGBT activists in New Jersey continue to
push forward with their efforts to extend marriage to same-sex couples
The New Jersey State Senate voted 20-14 earlier this month against a bill
that would have allowed gays and lesbians to marry in the Garden State.
While many supporters left Trenton devastated, Steven Goldstein, chair and
chief executive director of Garden State Equality, reiterated his vow to
"In no way is this back to the drawing board," he told EDGE. "The community
has moved seamlessly and so rapidly towards the next phase, which is winning
marriage equality in court. In order to win in a court of law, we have to
win in the court of public opinion."
Goldstein's organization continues to work alongside Lambda Legal to mount a
legal challenge. The state Supreme Court ruled in 2006 it was
unconstitutional to treat same-sex couples differently than their straight
couples. Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, hopes to have
similar success in light of the state Senate's vote.
The rest of the article is here: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?101651
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