Studies find Mexican majority rejects gay adoption

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Polls in Mexico are revealing that 70 percent of citizens oppose gay adoption despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Court allowing it.

The news service of the Archdiocese of Mexico City collected a series of polls conducted recently on gay “marriage” and adoption by same-sex couples and reported their findings.

One study showed that when Mexicans were asked if they would accept gay adoptions in cases of orphaned children, 70.9 percent answered, “no.”  Additionally, nearly 52 percent said they were against gay “marriage,” 30.8 percent were in favor, and 17.4 percent were unsure. 

Almost 40 percent said they “totally disagreed” with the Supreme Court ruling, with only 17 percent responding that they “strongly agreed.”

A national study published by the newspaper Reforma showed that the percentage of citizens opposed to same-sex “marriage” increased from 53 percent (August 2007) to 64 percent.  Fifty-nine percent said the decision of the court to legalize these unions was “incorrect.”

Another study showed that 68 percent of Mexicans oppose homosexual adoptions and that 77 percent think that allowing them will lead to developmental disorders in children. 

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