Irony of the week: Polls paid by same-sex marriage foes fall in favor of marriage equality

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    Jan 21, 2010 11:47 AM GMT
    So the same-sex marriage law was passed and signed in Mexico City. But the National Action Party, a Catholic minded party, is trying to come up with support to go forward with a challenge to the law before the Supreme Court; they currently lack 4 more votes in the legislature to do so. So they pay for a couple of polls to "have the voice of the people of Mexico City heard" but...

    Round one: 46% for it, 43% against it, 11% doesn't answer

    Round two: 47% for it, 46% against it, 7% doesn't answer

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    Sources:
    http://www.exonline.com.mx/diario/noticia/comunidad/pulsocapitalino/por_escaso_margen,_capitalinos_a_favor_de_bodas_gay/840037
    http://www.cronica.com.mx/nota.php?id_nota=482391

    Then the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party confirmed it will not provide the remaining votes for a challenge to the coalition that the Catholics have with the Green Party (shame!). They only would support a challenge to adoption rights which doesn't seem feasible anyway...

    Two caveats...

    The same polls revealed that 80% opposes same-sex married people rights to adoption... but there's nothing to challenge in that case as the law wasn't changed in that regard: there's has never been a prohibition against single gay people adopting, so when same-sex marriage was approved, gay couples gained adoptions rights in the same blow.

    The other caveat is... still, even with these poll's results I am still glad we didn't go for a real referendum anyway... I so could imagine the nightmarish ads of "But think of the kids!"

    Things look good for marriage equality in Mexico City.
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    Kind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:30 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidKind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.


    I blame Jesus.

    Y desafortunadamente no es un Jesús

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    Jan 21, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidKind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.


    uhhh... DC just passed a similar law. This is the first Mexican state/territory to do the same. Seems to me the US is ahead of Mexico.
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    jimbobthedevil saidKind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.


    I blame Jesus.



    Oh, but we do have plenty of Jesus here too! Thought we do have a long story of separation of church and state (sometimes too little, sometimes to much, thought).

    Lostboy said

    Y desafortunadamente no es un Jesús

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    El martillo de la justicia nos alcanzará icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:50 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    jimbobthedevil saidKind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.


    uhhh... DC just passed a similar law. This is the first Mexican state/territory to do the same. Seems to me the US is ahead of Mexico.


    Yep, this is the first one in Mexico so the U.S. is way ahead thought it needs to get rid of DOMA (and we need the Mexican congress not to enact one!). Here's hoping Coakley's challenge succeeds.
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:50 PM GMT
    tal vez... pero yo quiero otro "martillo" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 21, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    jimbobthedevil saidKind of makes you wonder how American politicians can have their heads buried so far up their collective asses.


    I blame Jesus.

    Y desafortunadamente no es un Jesús

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    mmm, Jesús!