mexico_flag_lgLast week’s landmark ruling in the Prop 8 case rightly overshadowed pretty much all other gay marriage news.

Equally Wed would be remiss, however, if we failed to report the huge win for equality in Mexico.

In an 8-to-2 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by Mexico’s attorney general and upheld a law that permits same-sex marriage in Mexico City.

As reported by The New York Times, “…the court based its decision on the principle of equal rights and the responsibility of state governments, including the federal district that includes Mexico City, for writing their own marriage laws.”

This week, Mexico’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether married same-sex couples will be allowed to adopt children.