Monday, February 1, 2010

Recent developments abroad

AFP reports that Mexico City mayor Mayor Marcelo Ebrard opposes a federal prosecutor's appeal of the city's new marriage equality law. AP has more on the appeal here. The Catholic News Agency quotes a "legal expert" who opposes the law: "In addition to attacking the basic concept of the family, these reforms violate the Constitution [and are] subverting the entire national legal order, giving a different meaning to all the civil and local laws that address marriage."

Gay and straight couples in England plan to "file a joint application to the European Court of Human Rights, to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage and opposite-sex civil partnerships." (02/01/10

The Province reports that "[t]he landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in 1999 that recognized common-law rights for samesex couples and the later federal legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in 2005 have made it much easier for same-sex couples to protect their finances and assets."

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