Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Good news from south of the border. Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously struck down a marriage ban in the southern state of Oaxaca, a move advocates say could lead to gay marriages across the country.

"The ruling effectively changes Oaxaca's civil code to state that marriage takes place "between two people," instead of between a man and woman, reports Spanish-language site AnimalPolitico.

The Court ruled in favor of three same-sex couples who sued the state of Oaxaca for the right to marry. The ruling does not immediately eliminate marriage equality bans in other Mexican states, but it does set a legal precedent to begin challenging statewide marriage bans, according to the blog AfterMarriage." 

Gay and lesbian couples can currently get married in Mexico City, which began serving licenses in 2010. The country's Supreme Court then ruled that same-sex marriages performing in Mexico City must be recognized in by every other state, due to a constitutional clause.