Oaxaca's governor-elect Gabino Cue
Monteagudo has said his government will recognize the gay marriages
of Mexico City.
Speaking to Ciudadania Express,
Monteagudo made reference to a recent spate of Supreme Court
decisions that declared the capital's law, and its gay adoption
provision, to be constitutional and ordered Mexican states to
recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples originating from
Mexico City. The court stopped short of ordering states to follow
the capital's lead.
“We live in a system of institutions
and laws, in which the court ruled adoption to be constitutional and
we must abide by it,” Monteagudo said.
The decision to legalize gay marriage
in the capital sparked a heated debate between the liberal PRD party
of Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard and the federal government's
conservative ruling party, the PAN. The Roman Catholic Church has
strongly condemned the law, especially its lifting of a previous ban
on gay adoption.
The federal government challenged the
law, arguing that it was detrimental to children. But in three
decisive back-to-back decisions, the country's Supreme Court sided
with the city.
Catholic church has said the law is more destructive than drug
trafficking and has called for the ouster of Ebrard's government.
Monteagudo assumes office on December