Mexican court overturns same-sex adoption ban

Mexico's Supreme Court determined that state laws were unconstitutional.

Mexico's Supreme Court determined that state laws were unconstitutional.

Mexico's Supreme Court determined that state laws were unconstitutional.

Mexico’s Supreme Court determined that state laws were unconstitutional.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court has overturned a law in the southeastern state of Campeche prohibiting adoptions by same-sex couples.

The court ruled on Tuesday that the law “unjustifiably violates the exercise of founding a family.” It said the law cannot unjustifiably exclude “any person or family group.”

In June, the same court removed restrictions on same-sex marriage. The court determined that state laws which considered procreation to be the purpose of marriage, or which “define marriage only between a man and a woman” were unconstitutional. That decision opened the door for all of Mexico to celebrate same-sex marriage.

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