Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 9, 2019 / 13:00 pm
A Mexican federal circuit court has ordered the country's Senate to consider a pro-family constitutional amendment bill filed more than three years ago.
The Mexican Council on the Family (ConFamilia) filed in February 2016 a federal constitutional amendment bill recognizing "the right of man and woman to enter into marriage and found a family."
The bill also says that marriage "is an institution in the public interest and the natural foundation of the family," and as such "must be protected by the state."
The constitutional amendment proposal is the first citizen initiative introduced in the Mexican Senate. It had the support of 200,000 signatures, nearly twice the number required by law.