.- A legal expert from the Institute for Legal Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Jorge Adame Goddard, said last week that Mexico City's recent decision to allow same-sex âmarriageâ and homosexual adoption are both âunconstitutional.â
In an interview with the Notimex news agency, Goddard said, âIn addition to attacking the basic concept of the family, these reforms violate the Constitutionâ and are âsubverting the entire national legal order, giving a different meaning to all the civil and local laws that address marriage.â
He added that allowing same-sex couples to adopt would have serious repercussions on children. âThe child of a same-sex couple will be a child who will find it difficult to adapt to social life.â
âHe will see that most children have a mother and a father. How will the children who have a mother and a father react to the child who does not have a father and mother, but rather two parents of the same-sex?â Goddard asked.
He stressed that the new law will lead to problems for schools, as it will provoke controversies over claims of discrimination if a schools opts to accept or reject admission of children from same-sex unions.