Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 18:12
Storified by George Mattingly · Thu, Dec 06 2012 15:14:12
In a unanimous decision, the court ruled struck down a Oaxaca law that states that "one purpose of marriage is the perpetuation of species." The court said in their ruling that the law to keep marriage between one man and one woman "violates the principle of equality". Although the decision does not eliminate bans on gay marriage in other Mexican states, it could set a legal precedent for states to challenge other statewide bans on same-sex marriage. Several people in the U.S. took to social media to show their support for the ruling.
The court ruled in favor of three same-sex couples who sued the state of Oaxaca for the right to marry.Mexico currently allows gay marriage in Mexico after a Supreme Court ruling in 2010.
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