Mexico is living one of its biggest moral crisis in its history; not viewing marriage as a “comprehensive union, a bodily as well as an emotional and spiritual bond, where a man and a woman come together to procreate and form a family” is completely irrational and against basic human principles.
In order to contribute to the defense of Family, understood as the nucleus of society, it is imperative to care and uphold this fundamental institution from the flawed arguments the other side is presenting to redefine marriage, and ultimately: Family.
The legal reforms that minority groups are pushing towards are completely inconsistent and incoherent with Natural Law and human physiology, and in order to defeat the other side, as Dr. Hadley Arkes puts it “…[W]e need to know their arguments, as well as ours, so we can fight bad philosophy with good philosophy, bad science with good science” and ultimately achieve the defense of life, marriage and the family.
As a Catholic lawyer, I consider it not only vital for the common good, but also an obligation to defend the sacred institution of marriage and further promote God’s plan. As a Mexican citizen, I am profoundly impacted by the legal redefinition of marriage in our nation’s capital (Mexico City), and the Amparo’s (Constitutional Appeals) currently being filed in other states such as Colima, Jalisco, and Oaxaca, among others, where the ultimate goal is to degrade the family, allowing same sex individuals to join together and receive all the recognition and benefits of what humanity and human physiology has long known and required marriage to be.
Furthermore, most recently, the state of Jalisco, which has a long standing reputation for being fairly conservative, has just passed a civil union law that permits two same sex individuals, or more, to come together before a Notary Public and enter into an agreement receiving tax and inheritance benefits, much like was done in Mexico City before marriage was redefined.
Nonetheless, many people may disagree with the redefinition of marriage, but the real question is, what are they doing to be promoters of change of this social injustice?
Lastly, UN LLAMADO A LA ACCIÓN ES NECESARIA! (Spanish for “A CALL FOR ACTION IS NEEDED!”). We must takle this unjustice and this situation through two fundamental fields of action: legally and culturally. In order to turn the corrosive tide and prevent the redefinition of this essential public institution of yet more states in Mexico and all over the world, where not only our futures are at stake but our children and theirs.