The federal attorney general's office in Mexico announced on Wednesday it's working to overturn Mexico City's recently passed same-sex marriage law.
Due to take effect in March, the law has sparked the ire of not only the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico but also President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party. Citing a vague statement in the Mexican constitution -- "Men and women are equal
before the law. This protects the organization and development of the
family" -- federal prosecutors are hoping to prove the new law violates the constitution. The prosecutors also said in a statement that the gay marriage law "strays from the
responsibility of the government to place a priority on safeguarding
the interests of children."
The new law not only legalizes gay marriage in the capital but also allows same-sex couples to adopt children.