Mexico grants gay couples marriage, adoption: Catholic hierarchy and Stephen Colbert respond [video]

Posted by JD Uy
August 18, 2010 2:13 AM |

''I have no doubt (the judges) are bribed, of course, by Ebrard. They are bribed by international organizations. I believe they did not reach these conclusions, so absurd and so against the sentiment of the Mexican people, if not for very big motives, and the biggest of the motives could be the monies they're giving them.''

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Mexico accusing the Supreme Court of that country of taking bribes because a 9-2 vote by the judges has allowed adoptions by gay couples to occur despite the objections of the Catholic Church. According to AP, the Mayor of Mexico City, where the law originated, is demanding an apology. (US Catholic) (AP)

''If we ban gay marriage, but it's legal in Mexico, they'll realize what they want is South of the Border ... and in Mexico. Our country will suffer what I call "gay drain." ... Gay marriage is also legal in Canada, which makes America the straight meat in a big gay sandwich.''

Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central remarking on the ruling by Mexico's Supreme Court that all 31 states in that country must recognize same-sex marriages that are performed in Mexico City. The ruling by the Court was split 9-2. According to the New York Times, alimony, inheritance and spousal coverage by the social security system will be recognized. ( (NYTimes)

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