Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has filed a lawsuit claiming “moral damage” against the Archbishop of Guadalajara for allegations he made. The Archbishop accused the mayor of bribing the Supreme Court to approve gay adoption.
“It’s very serious that a high-ranking member of a church tarnishes the Supreme Court,” said Ebrard. “What this gentleman has said, he’s going to have to prove.” When the Mexico Supreme Court voted 9-2 that married homosexual couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples, Cardinal Juan Sandoval immediately made the allegation. The Cardinal charged Ebrand with giving the justices “gifts” in cooperation with gay rights groups in anticipation of a presidential bid.
Gay organizations plan to demonstrate at noon on Sunday outside the Guadalajara cathedral. To bring attention to the separation between church and state, at 5:00 they plan to organize into a human chain connecting the Cathedral to the State government building.
Church authorities were not backing down and have refused to retract any statements. The Archdiocese in Guadalajara claim they have proof of the allegations they are making against the Supreme Court Justices.