The First Chamber of the Mexican
Supreme Court of Justice on Wednesday struck down an article of civil
code in the state of Jalisco that prohibited gay couples from
A gay and a lesbian couple challenged
the western state's civil code after they were denied marriage
Article 258 of the Jalisco Civil Code
describes marriage as “An institution of public character and
social interest, through which a man and a woman decide to share a
state of life in search of personal fulfillment and the foundation of
The First Chamber found that definition
to be unconstitutional as it excludes gay couples from marriage, EFE
It was not immediately clear whether
this ruling legalizes such unions in Jalisco.
In June, Mexico's
Supreme Court struck down similar laws as unconstitutional.