Thursday, July 22, 2010

Argentina : First Country in Latin America to Legally Recognise Gay Marriage

City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gay couples celebrates victory in Argentina. They are now given same rights enjoyed by their heterosexual counterparts including adopting children after the country legalised same-sex marriage last Thursday, 15 July 2010.
The unprecedented legislation passed despite intense opposition by the Roman Catholic Church.  Argentina is known to be predominantly Catholic nation. The vote is  33 to 27  with three abstentions. With this, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legally recognise gay marriage. While same-sex civil unions are recognised in Buenos Aires, parts of Mexico and Brazil and in Uruguay, no other Latin American country prior to Argentina had allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Argentina now joins nine other countries in the world where same-sex marriage is legal, including Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. In the United States, gay marriage is legal in five states – Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont – and federal district Washington DC. (Click on the links for headlines stories)


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1 comments:

I doubt that there are any countries at all where gay marriage is illegal. Gay people are free to marry if they wish. It's just that most of them don't have the inclination.

"Gay marriage" and "Homosexual marriage" are not the same thing.

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