Excellent news coming from Mexico. Last week the Supreme Court ruled that Mexico City's same-sex marriages are constitutional and today the Court ruled that all 31 states must recognize same-sex weddings performed in the capital, reports the AP.
"In a 9-2 decision, the tribunal cited an article of the constitution requiring states to recognize legal contracts drawn up elsewhere. It did not specify what degree of recognition must be granted to same-sex couples. Mexico City's same-sex marriage law, enacted in March, extends he right to adopt children, jointly apply for bank loans, inherit wealth and be covered by their spouses' insurance policies."
The decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay and lesbian couples.
The December 2009 law passed by the Distrito Federal's Legislative Assembly took effect in March and was the first of its kind in Latin America. The Supreme Court is reviewing Mexico City's gay adoption law and a decision is expected this week.
Thanks Andrés Duque!