Argentina legalises gay marriage

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Argentina legalises gay marriage

14 July 2010


Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour.

The country's Chamber of Deputies has already approved the legislation.

The vote in the Senate, which backed the bill by just six votes, came after 14 hours of at times heated debate.

The law, which also allows same-sex couples to adopt, had met with fierce opposition from the Catholic Church and other religious groups.

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

I suspect there is one very, very pissed off Ratzinger in Rome tonight... this suspicion is strangely elating.

Much more satisfying than a World Cup victory....

Cueball Cueball's picture

Excelent news. Indeed, over the last 20 years or so the mainstream media has created the image of Latin America as the backwoods domain of fascist dictators, when indeed culturally there is not much that seperates Europe from countries like Argentina. The good will out.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Pissing off Ratzinger is definitely a plus.Laughing


I hope the fact that several Catholic countries have now passed SSM does indeed upset the Vatican, as well as the family-values politicians and organizations in the United States.

Sven Sven's picture

What is particularly encouraging about this is that it is yet another [u]democratically[/u]-determine law (i.e., legislative, not court-imposed). 

It is, indeed, very good news.