Despite a looming lawsuit, Catholic
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez continues to criticize Mexico City's
recently-upheld gay marriage law, Mexico's Milenio.com reported.
Sandoval, the Roman Catholic Archbishop
of Guadalajara, was hit last week with a lawsuit from Mexico City
Mayor Marcelo Ebrard after he accused Ebrard's government of bribing
Mexico's Supreme Court to rule in favor of a gay marriage law
approved by city lawmakers in December.
Mexico's federal government, which is
ruled by the conservative PAN Party, challenged the law on the
grounds that it was detrimental to children. But the 11-member panel
upheld the law – including its adoption provision – and ruled
that all of Mexico's 31 states must recognize the gay marriages
performed in the capital.
Writing in an op-ed for El
continued his attack, saying the Supreme Court had committed a “grave
error” in its ruling.
said the court had betrayed Mexico, the family and natural law in
upholding the law's constitutionality. And added that the court's
ruling that allows married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children
is certain to harm “many innocent Mexicans.”
Ebrard filed his challenge against Sandoval after the cardinal
refused to back off from his claim that Ebrard had bought the court's
ruling. Sandoval has said he can prove his claim.
Archdiocese of Mexico City, which is also listed as a defendant in
the case, has called for the ouster of Ebrard's government, which it
says is responsible for creating laws more damaging to the country
than drug trafficking.