It is not right that the Church to tell politicians how to govern, say activists

Yucatan 's Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega. Foto: File
Yucatan ‘s Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega. Foto: File

LGBTQ activists presented a complaint to state officials over comments made by Archbishop of Yucatán, Gustavo Rodríguez Vega.

According to the written complaint, Archbishop Rodríguez Vega said that lawmakers in Yucatán should prioritize family values and uphold the institution of marriage, despite the clamering of a “noisy minority.”

“The archbishop refuses to acknowledge that Mexico’s supreme court has already ruled that marrige equality is the law of the land, this is not something which is open for debate,” said activist, Alfredo Morales Candiani.

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Activists are also demanding that the Catholic church in Yucatán adhere to article 130 of Mexico’s constitution, which enforces the separation of church and state, and also prohibits clergy from engaging in political activities.

Despite efforts by Pope Francis to create stronger ties between the Catholic church and the LGBTQ community, the church in Yucatán has refused to budge on issues pertaining to marriage equality.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.