Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 8, 2011 / 14:01 pm
The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Valdemar Romero, announced March 6 that he will appeal a ruling against him by the Federal Electoral Institute.
The institute ruled that the priest was guilty of proselytism for criticizing the Democratic Revolutionary Party's efforts to legalize abortion and same-sex unions in Mexico City.
Members of the party were key in getting the city’s Legislative Assembly to legalize abortion up to week 12 in 2007. The Democratic Revolutionary Party also secured the passage of a law allowing same-sex unions in December of 2009. The Supreme Court upheld the law in August of 2010 as “in accord with the Constitution,” extending the right of gay couples to adopt as well.
In both cases the Archdiocese of Mexico strongly rejected the measures as attacks on life and the family.