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Mexico HIGH Court Mandates Recreational Use of Marijuana Legal After Country Fumbles Law

Mexico HIGH Court Mandates Recreational Use of Marijuana Legal After Country Fumbles Law

Via The Associated Press:

Mexico’s Supreme Court ordered the government Monday to issue permits for the personal use of marijuana and for the growing of limited amounts of pot plants, after the country’s Congress took too long to approve a limited legalization law.

Under Monday’s court ruling, people who want to smoke marijuana or grow a few pot plants for their own use can ask for a government permit until some legislation is enacted. They would have to be adults, abstain from using marijuana around children and refrain from driving or engaging in other risky activities while under the influence.

Medicinal marijuana use has been legal in Mexico since 2017 . Only Uruguay allows recreational use of pot in the region.

So who is it exactly who is losing the drug war?

Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Hotel Tells Gay Couple It Won’t Host an "Equal" Wedding Between Two Men

Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Hotel Tells Gay Couple It Won’t Host an “Equal” Wedding Between Two Men

Josh Rimer (Who happens to be Mr. Gay Canada) and his fiancé Heath wanted to have their wedding at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center in the usually LGBT friendly city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but after inquiring about a booking the hotel told them that it won’t host a “equal” same-sex wedding.

“This is probably the most homophobic experience I’ve ever encountered personally in my entire life” Rimer said. “It’s not like I’m trying to book a wedding in Uganda! This is Puerto Vallarta! It should not be an issue.”

According to Rimer the manager at the hotel told him “we don’t specialize in same-sex weddings” and suggested other hotels that do.

Rimer later received an email from the manager that read, in part: “I am infinitely grateful that you have thought of Sheraton for your big day., however, our hotel and our staff is not specialized to carry out an equal wedding and we would not like to take your wedding as a trial and error as our service could be poor compared to what characterized Sheraton, because we know and we are aware that is your special day for you and your fiancé, and do not want that by our non-specialized service some conflict can be generated on your big day.

The Marriott Corporation which owns Sheraton said they were looking into the matter.

We are troubled and greatly concerned about the experience reported by Mr. Rimer.  Marriott has long been committed to providing an environment where all are welcome including our LGBTQ guests and their loved ones. We have contacted Mr. Rimer and expressed our sincerest apologies for his experience.  In addition, we are looking further into the matter to better understand what happened and do what we can to prevent hurtful experiences like this from happening again.” Jeff Flaherty, Marriott spokesperson with Global Communications & Public Affairs

Nothing short of the firing of the Sheraton manager, a public apology, and a the resort hosting the same-sex wedding for free will come close to making up for the insult, humiliation and degradation the couple has been put through.

You all know what to do.

Sheraton BuganviliasAddress: Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio No 999 Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Zona Hotelera, Nte, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Phone: +52 322 226 0404

*Parent organizationMarriott International – Customer service: 1 (800) 325-3535

Mexican Boxer Dario Larralde Quotes Hitler, Calls Gays A "Plague"

Mexican Boxer Dario Larralde Quotes Hitler, Calls Gays A “Plague”

Mexican boxer Dario Larralde has published a two-minute video on his social networks expressing extreme homophobic opinions, as well as quoting former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

“Fuck me fucking gays, I have a fucking phobia … everywhere I go there’s always a gay punk watching me … Everything your community does, everything you do, everything you represent, shits me , I will never accept it.  I know that Hitler was a bad person, but in that I support him. The plague gays are a pest”

In his official account on the Instagram, Dario Larralde says in his biography that he is therepresentative  of the Mexican national team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (The Mexican Olympic Committee (IOC) has denied that Larralde is part of the Aztec team that will go to Tokyo.)

Larralde later deleted his videos after being called out and apologized via his Twitter account.  Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez, called for the intervention of governmental bodies in charge of sanctions and discriminatory acts to penalize him.

“It is unacceptable for someone like that to represent Mexico in the @Optional Games.” Hate speech and the ignorance of @dario_larralde can not coexist with a party that celebrates friendship, brotherhood and inclusion, and zero tolerance for hate speech. Luis Gerardo Méndez.

Conductor Iván Pasillas also commented.

“This man @dario_larralde goes beyond homophobia, he is talking about genocide, calling the #LGBTQ community a” plague “and on top of that he will represent Mexico in the @juegosolimpicos. @CONAPRED @COPRED_CDMX what is the process?” conductor Iván Pasillas.

45 GOP House Reps Sign Letter Demanding Trump Removes LGBT Rights Provision In NAFTA Replacement Deal

45 GOP House Reps Sign Letter Demanding Trump Removes LGBT Rights Provision In NAFTA Replacement Deal

The letter is spearheaded by Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn who has a 100% rating from the Family Research Council and has the usual lunatic GOP suspects standing behind it including: Virginia “Matthew Shepard’s killing was not a hate crime” Foxx, Steve “Mein Herr” King, and Louie “Crazy  as a Loon” Gomert.

Washington Examiner reports:

A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were “deeply concerned” by the inclusion of “sexual orientation and and gender identity language” in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade.

The representatives said the inclusion was “inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty” and urged Trump to remove the language. The letter suggests the president may loose some key Republican support when the deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, comes before before Congress for approval next year.

The letter is in reaction to language in Chapter 23 of the USMCA deal, which requires the the three nations to “implement policies that protect workers against employment discrimination on the basis of sex, including… sexual orientation [and] gender identity” among other requirements.

 

We are currently trying to see if the signatures match to what is on file for each GOP Representative.

 

Naked Men Are Being Tied To Lampposts In Puerto Vallarta In Bizarre Crime Wave

Naked Men Are Being Tied To Lampposts In Puerto Vallarta In Bizarre Crime Wave

Puerto Vallarta police are baffled after 10 naked men have been found tied naked to lamp poles around the city with the letter “R” shaved into the back of each man’s head.

On Wednesday when people reported a naked man tied to a pole in the Valentín Gómez Farías neighborhood the victim Alejandro “N”, 25 years old was tied to a post and naked and with slaps on his buttocks. 

Minutes later, another naked man was reported tied up and naked in Aguamarina and Diamante, in the colony Joyas del Pedregal.

In all six naked men were found naked tied to poles in Puerto Vallarta a few minutes apart on Wednesday night in Puerto Vallarta, at which time police released the information that 4 other men were found in the same condition the night before bringing the total number of men to 10.  

All of the men were found with the with the letter “R”  shaved into their heads and authorities suspect the “R” stands for “rat,” a common term to describe thieves and that possibly local vigilantes are to blame. They also say it could be a conflict between rival gangs.

Many of the men said they were abducted from their homes, but claim they have no idea who did it or why.

 

BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Mexico City – VIDEO

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused buildings to sway and break apart in Mexico City hours after the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of the magnitude 8.0 quake that did major damage in 1985.

Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla.

Damage and casualty reports at this time are sketchy

Developing story – more to come

 

 

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: Mexico Isn’t Paying For That Fuc*** Wall

The Hill reports:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday knocked President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, reiterating that Mexico will not pay “for that f—– wall.” “Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it,” Fox told Trump in a tweet.

Reports emerged Thursday evening that Trump was coordinating with House Republican lawmakers to build the proposed wall using U.S. taxpayer dollars, despite his campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for the project.

Trump on Friday appeared to concede that American taxpayers would foot the initial bill for the wall. In a tweet blasting the “dishonest media,” Trump wrote that “any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later.”

 

12 Year-Old Boy Single-Handedly Stands Up To Thousands of Anti-Gay Protesters In Mexico

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A 12-year-old boy single-handedly to block thousands of anti-gay protesters in in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico this weekend by standing all alone in the middle of the street because his Uncle is gay.

Over the weekend, thousands of members of Mexico’s “pro-family” hate group Frente Nacional por la Familia took to the streets across the nation to protest the impending passage of same sex marriage.

As Mexico makes a national move toward marriage equality, pockets of protest sprung up, with marches taking place across many parts of the country.

Journalist Manuel Rodriguez photographed a boy standing ahead of the car-led parade attempting to halt their advance.

“At first I thought the child was only playing,” Rodriguez told Regeneracion. But when Rodriguez later interviewed the child, he told the reporter, “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.”

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Mexico City and nine of the country’s 31 states. 

#DavidAndGoliath

Mexico Now Allowing Gay Men To Donate Blood

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Mexico is making great strides in treating each of their citizens fairly and eliminating decades of discrimination and inequality. Earlier this month, Mexico’s Supreme Court lifted the ban on same sex marriage. Now Mexico is taking it a step further by allowing gay men to donate blood. The issue has always been a taboo subject in political arenas as a result of erroneous generalizations surrounding gay men.

The National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED) addressed the change in Mexico’s policy stating that the old policies were a form of discrimination:

“…From now on, medical/scientific criteria will be used to identify pathogens in the blood and the focus will be turned to risky behaviors rather than social groups.

In making these discriminatory distinctions, the [previous] norm explicitly violated the prohibition against discrimination present in the Constitution and the Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination, as well as Article 24 of the American Convention on Human Rights and Article 26 of the International Civil and Political Rights Treaty, among other international instruments of law, which establish that every person is equal before the law regardless of any condition.”

Will we aee this type of movement in the United States anytime soon? Maybe. In an article addressing the stigma surrounding blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) the current policy banning the practice has been called out for revision and to have new guidelines:

Since 1983, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines have disqualified men who have ever had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. The policy has been heavily criticized recently for misrepresenting 21st Century scientific realities; and the American Red Cross, alongside senators, universities and other organizations, have called for an updated policy that reflects the realities of modern science and technology

…I learned of nation-wide efforts requesting that the FDA update the Red Cross questionnaire. Schools around the country have responded with petitions challenging the legality of the policy and calling on the FDA to change the policy’s outdated origins so as to reflect modern science and medical literature on HIV.

In any case, this new change will get the conversation going.

Mexico Unanimously Strikes Down Ban On Same Sex Marriage, It’s Your Turn America!

In a landmark victory for equality, the Mexico Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples are no  longer barred from getting married in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Now it needs to be mentioned that Mexico’s Supreme Court doesn’t operate like the one here but the language used in the ruling suggests that the ruling will allow all LGBT citizens can marry. Here’s more on the ruling:

The court ruled on behalf of three same-sex couple seeking to marry in the southern state of Oaxaca. The court had already ruled in 2010 that gay marriages performed under a Mexico City ordinance had to be recognized nationwide. With this precedent, the remaining bans on gay marriage in most Mexican states could quickly fall.

This ruling does not immediately eliminate marriage statutes limiting unions to a man and a woman—the Mexican Supreme Court doesn’t have the power to strike down state laws like that en mass as the United States Supreme Court does. But the lawyer who brought the case, Alex Alí Méndez Díaz, said before the ruling that victory would mean the beginning of the end for bans on same-sex marriage.

(More about Méndez here—he started the case as a law student.)

The court’s ruling that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutionally discriminatory is partly based on a February ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that governments can’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, Karen Atala Riffo y Niñas v. Chile.

This case could have repercussions outside of Mexico—by expanding this precedent to include the right to marry, courts in other Latin American countries that recognize the Inter-American Accord on Human Rights could follow this precedent and determine that marriage rights are also protected in their countries. And the Inter-American Court itself could be more likely to recognize a right to marry—a case brought by three couples trying to strike down Chile’s ban on gay marriage has already begun making its way through the international judicial system.

Congrats to the citizens of Mexico. It will be a little while before we see the actual language of the ruling itself but if it does hold up that means America will be in last place in providing equality for its citizens. We need to fix this and provide equality for everyone, America.