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Cardinal Targets Mexico City Mayor

Cardinal Targets Mexico City Mayor


Calling gay unions "an aberration," Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez accused Mayor Marcelo Ebrard (pictured) of bribing the country's supreme court justices, who have upheld Mexico City gay marriages as constitutional.

"I don't think the judges would arrive at such absurd conclusions, against the sentiment of the Mexican public, without there being very big motives," said Sandoval, the archbishop of Guadalajara. "And the very big motive may be the money that they are given."

The Mexican supreme court this month voted that marriages for same-sex couples performed in Mexico City are constitutional and ruled that such marriages must be recognized in all of the country's 31 states. Gay and lesbian couples are also permitted to adopt children, the court ruled.

"Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or lesbians?" Sandoval said, the Los Angeles Timesreports.

Despite widespread outcry resulting from his remarks, Sandoval refused to retract his allegations and inflammatory comments.

Additionally, Mexico's Roman Catholic archdiocese is equally bothered by the marriage equality ruling, saying gay marriage is worse than drug trafficking.

"He and his government have created laws destructive to the family, the laws do worse damage than drug trafficking," church spokesman Hugo Valdemar (pictured) said in El Universal newspaper, according to On Top magazine. "Marcelo Ebrard and his party, the PRD, are determined to destroy us."

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