Same-sex 'marriage' not a human right, Mexican official says

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An official from the Mexican Attorney General’s office warned that the state of Puebla's attempts to legalize same-sex "marriage" has nothing to do with human rights.

Official Juan de Dios Castro Lozano made his remarks during a conference in Puebla on Nov. 16 discussing the Mexican constitution. On debate surrounding the state's consideration of legalizing same-sex "marriage," he pointed out that civil unions for same-sex couples could be granted limited recognition under current statutes but not that of marriage.

Castro Lozano also expressed opposition to adoption by homosexual couples. “Adoption is not only a right belonging to adults, but also to children,” he said. The official offered his opinion that the scope of legal rights for same-sex partners in civil unions should stay within the bounds of public services, social security and related issues.

“I was a member of Congress for 18 years and legislators have an enormous responsibility that often keeps them awake at night, because a truly good legislator is one that works and passes laws with honesty and justice,” he said.

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