The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico calls gay marriage worse than "drug trafficking.
In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court overwhelmingly voted that all states must recognize Mexico City's same-sex marriages and gay adoptions. The Catholic Church and Cardinal Norberto Rivera have slammed the rulings, according to a translation of a report in El Universal by On Top Magazine.
The court “did not take into account the common good of the child and considered the child like a dog or cat, without respect for its dignity,” the church said. The church called for the ouster of the government of Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard. “He and his government have created laws destructive to the family, the laws do worse damage than drug trafficking,” Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese, said. “Marcelo Ebrard and his party, the PRD, are determined to destroy us.”
Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera has called same-sex unions "evil and inherently immoral.
More than 28,000 people have died in suspected drug violence since the end of 2006, reports the AFP. The December 2009 marriage equality law passed by the Distrito Federal's Legislative Assembly took effect in March and ... so far, there have been no deaths or injuries reported.
In related news: The Mexico Supreme Court voted unanimously to rebuke Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez. The Archbishop of Guadalajara accused the justices of accepting bribes by Mexico City's leftist mayor to support same-sex unions and said, "Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or lesbians?" Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says if the Cardinal does not apologize, he will sue and file a slander complaint.