.- The Council of Catholic Analysts of Mexico issued a statement yesterday rejecting same-sex âmarriageâ and the ruling by the Supreme Court allowing gay couples to adopt children in Mexico City. The council also demanded that civil registration officials who oppose the âmarriagesâ be allowed to exercise conscientious objection.
The statement warned that the courtâs ruling has âaltered the essence of the institution of marriage in Mexico City law,â making gay unions equal to marriage between a man and a woman. It added that such unions âmust not be accepted in civil legislation.â
For this reason, the council encouraged all states in Mexico to protect marriage as the union between one man and one woman. It also called on the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City to ensure that conscientious objection be recognized, âso that nobody is forced to act against his conscience â¦ or is subjected to pressure when refusing to participate in the celebration of these âmarriagesâ.â
The council called for legislation establishing the right of children to have a father and a mother, and it called for a boycott of Mexico City for its attack on marriage, urging those who are engaged to be married to celebrate their weddings in other states as a protest against the new law in the Mexican capital.
âWe are not against homosexuals,â the council said. âOn the contrary, we respect them as people and the Church is not against them. Nevertheless, we assert that these reforms do not mean progress towards full freedom, but rather constitute an obvious step backwards that relativizes fundamental human rights.â