Mexican high court upholds gay marriage law

Mexican high court upholds gay marriage law
Mexico City lawmakers in December made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing same-sex marriages.

The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the constitutional principle of protection of the family.

Hundreds of couples have been married so far under the law, the first of its kind to be enacted in Latin America.

The court ruled Thursday that the law did not violate the constitution. Justices on the majority side argued that nowhere does the constitution define what a family is.