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Good one! Your headline could even read "United States Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide", and then...."the Supreme Court of the United States of Mexico." If you wanted to ratchet it up even more....

Posted by gloomy gus on December 5, 2012 at 5:23 PM · Report this
We are now the baloney in the sandwich of North America.
Posted by Clayton on December 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM · Report this
Well Mexico beat us to ending slavery too, so this really shouldn't be so surprising.
Posted by DannyG on December 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 4
Gosh and I was about to spit out this mouthful of water in comic surprise! Good for Mexico though...
Posted by ArtBasketSara on December 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this
And this is in a heavily CATHOLIC COUNTRY.
Posted by DRF on December 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
venomlash 6
@2: More like balonely.
Posted by venomlash on December 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 7
USA is lame... Mexico and Canada grant it's citizens full civil equality before the supposed "beacon of freedom" we call, 'Merica does. Effin' LAME !!!
Posted by TreGibbs on December 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 9
Ah, you jerk! I gave an audible woo just now... I mean, it's still great, but not audible woo worthy.
Posted by ScienceNerd on December 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM · Report this
Posted by Action Kate on December 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM · Report this
We're now less progressive than Mexico. Brilliant.
Posted by MinnySota on December 5, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Damn you. I thought the U.S. Supreme Court had made some major announcement about the eight cases, or whatever, on gay marriage that it's trying to pick from. But nooooo. It's the Mexican Supreme Court. Oh, well.
Posted by floater on December 5, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this
Original Andrew 13
¡Holy frijoles!
Posted by Original Andrew on December 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM · Report this
gromm 14
Oh that's easy.

It's because the US is where the rest of the world dumped their religious loonies. :)
Posted by gromm on December 5, 2012 at 7:35 PM · Report this
Original Andrew 15
Now which country can KKKonservatards turn to? Which one has the bravery to come begging for us to send them our Right-Wing Nutjobs, our Neo-Fascist Crackers, our Hate-Crazed Submorons?
Posted by Original Andrew on December 5, 2012 at 7:35 PM · Report this
"When will the land of the free and home of the brave... make with the freedom for same-sex couples already and stop pandering to to rightwing bedwetters?"

Probably right around the same time it owns up to its genocidal origins and makes reparations to the few Native Americans who remain; i.e., when hell freezes over.
Posted by Iowa John on December 5, 2012 at 8:10 PM · Report this
That was way cruel, Dan.
Posted by The Head-shaking Lesbian on December 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM · Report this
@14, Christian loonies. There are loonies aplenty of other religions and they are rising elsewhere.
Posted by JJinAus on December 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM · Report this
OutInBumF 19
@14- Damn Puritans! England should have executed more of them and not sent them here.
Posted by OutInBumF on December 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 20
Sigh. Even Mexico is now more progressive than the US.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on December 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM · Report this
@14 Dude! The Spanish Catholic Church of the 16th Century! The Counterreformation! Those Spanish conquistadores and the settlers that followed were plenty crazy themselves. And yet, Mexico has gay marriage before us. That's macho-culture Mexico. So go figure.
Posted by floater on December 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM · Report this
smajor82 23
@9 - the rights of people in Mexico mean less to you? Nice.
Posted by smajor82 on December 6, 2012 at 6:13 AM · Report this
Fortunate 24
Equality to the north of us, equality to the south of us. But no equality here yet. It's both good news and disheartening at the same time.
Posted by Fortunate on December 6, 2012 at 7:15 AM · Report this
Mexico also had a trans woman elected to a national office before us (a senator from one of the weird parts of Oaxaca that was never 100% converted), but the conservative parties were unfortunately successfully able to charge electoral fraud because her voter registration did not match the name/gender she campaigned under.

Would be nice if they could get abortion made legal outside of Mexico City, though.
Posted by redemma on December 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM · Report this
Fistique 26
@1, you should know that Mexico's just ditched the "United States of" moniker and gone back to plain ol' Mexico.
Posted by Fistique on December 6, 2012 at 7:42 AM · Report this
Ophian 28
On the one hand I am really happy, and that is awesome news for Mexico. On the other...C'mon! Seriously? Why is the US so GD retrograde?
Posted by Ophian on December 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM · Report this
Ophian 30
Also, equality was established in Canada by their Supreme Court, equality is being established in Mexico by their Supreme Court. If our Supreme court grants cert to one/some/all of the cases on deck and does not establish equality in this country, I'm...I'm...I don't know what the fuck...Gaah.
Posted by Ophian on December 6, 2012 at 8:11 AM · Report this
@22: Yes, but it's a downhill battle at this point. There's no conceivable legal basis for striking down laws against same sex marriage in Oaxaca but not the rest of the country. And same sex marriages performed in Mexico City already have federal recognition - a gringo coworker of mine is getting married to his boyfriend next year, which already (even before this ruling and formal legalization in every state) was going to put him on the fast track to citizenship, just like if it were an opposite sex marriage.

Another thing is that Mexico, despite being like 99% Catholic, has also historically had much stronger separation between church and state than the US has had, though it's been eroding in recent decades. And while this is a macho, Catholic country, it seems like homophobia here is more of the passive, bro-dude "that shit's gross" kind, where people don't like gay people and make fun of them but kind of end it there, than the activist homophobia you get in the US. I can't imagine something like Chick-Fil-A Day happening in Mexico.
Posted by redemma on December 6, 2012 at 9:46 AM · Report this

Catholics are not a homogeneous group, just look at this country. While the church hierarchy here is staunchly conservative, that is not an absolute representation of Catholic laymen which are essentially equally divided among conservatives and liberals.
Posted by pb1230 on December 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM · Report this
milemarker 33
FINALLY. I now have a border country close to me just like Dan does where I can go get married if I want to.
Posted by milemarker on December 8, 2012 at 5:41 AM · Report this

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