Mexico City mayor demands cardinal apologize for bribery allegation, threatens legal actionBy AP
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Mexico City mayor demands cardinal apologize
MEXICO CITY — Mexico City’s leftist mayor says he will take legal action if a Roman Catholic cardinal doesn’t apologize for suggesting he bribed the Supreme Court to uphold a city law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples.
Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says that if Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez does not apologize by midnight, he is going to file a slander complaint.
The church opposes the Mexico City law, but the Supreme Court has ruled it constitutional.
Ebrard made the demand Tuesday after the cardinal suggested the justices may have been paid to uphold the law.
The cardinal used a word for corruption that refers to giving feed to cattle. The court has denied and condemned the accusation. Iniguez’s office had no immediate comment.
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