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Argentina Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

Despite not having a World Cup victory, Argentina has just scored a major victory in equality for all people.

NPR reports that Argentina has just legalized same-sex marriages.

Argentina Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

by NPR Staff and Wires
July 15, 2010

Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to give gays and lesbians all the legal rights that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.

After a marathon debate that lasted more than 16 hours, the vote was 33 in favor, 27 against and 3 abstentions in Argentina’s Senate. Since the lower house already approved the bill and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it now becomes the law of the land.

The bill passed despite a concerted campaign by the Roman Catholic Church and evangelical groups, which drew 60,000 people to a march on Congress earlier this week. But opinion polls in Argentina show support for legalizing same-sex marriage at 70 percent.

Read more at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128536587

One comment on “Argentina Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages
  1. Argentina now joins 9 other countries that have legalized same sex marriage: Belgium, Canada (our neighbor), Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, S. Africa, Spain, and Sweden.  When will it be legal in all the 50 United States?

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