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Mexico City Approves Gay Marriage

Gay rights rally in Mexico City, 21 December

This just reported by the AP:

Mexico City lawmakers have become the first in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.

City legislators passed the bill 39-20 on Monday with five lawmakers absent….

Leftist Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is widely expected to sign the decision into law.

The bill calls for changing the definition of marriage in the city’s civic code. Marriage is currently defined as the union of a man and a woman. The new definition will be “the free uniting of two people.”

Although the legislation doesn’t yet allow gay couples to adopt, this move is expected to be next.

Another bastion of Catholicism defies the dictates of natural law! If you wonder what I’m talking about, it’s because you haven’t read this article in yesterday’s Times Magazine about Robert P. George, who is urging a return to “reason” as a way of making clear the moral case against gay marriage.1 I’ll deal with his warmed over theology in a subsequent post.

  1. I almost missed the article myself, as I rely on something called a “newspaper” — rather than the ‘net — to get my Sunday Times fix. It didn’t arrive yesterday, apparently because of the two feet of snow that hit Philly. At least the storm provided us with an excuse to host a fun “snowed-in” party on Saturday night. The kids destroyed the upstairs while the adults drank, apparently in a show of agreement with the new “overparenting” critics.
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