Latin America Ahead of U.S. on Same-Sex Marriage

August 13, 2010

Los Angeles Times editorial

As California and the United States struggle with the issue of same-sex marriage at the polls and in courtrooms, Latin America is moving more broadly toward acceptance of this basic human right. Last month, Argentina became the first nation in the region to legalize such marriages, granting wedded gay and lesbian couples the same legal rights, responsibilities and protections as heterosexuals.

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Argentina’s Gay Marriage Law Signed by President

July 23, 2010

by Deborah Rey | Associated Press

President Cristina Fernandez signed a new law Wednesday making Argentina the first country in Latin America to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

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Argentina Approves Gay Marriage

July 15, 2010

by Alexei Barrionuevo | New York Times

Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved a measure early on Thursday authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed.

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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Defends Marriage Equality Bill

July 14, 2010

Argentina Senate to Vote on Gay Marriage Bill

July 13, 2010

by Alexi Barrionuevo | New York Times

Already known for having one of the most gay-friendly capitals in the world, Argentina is in the throes of a debate this week over granting the broadest marital protections to gay people in Latin America.

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Argentina’s Lower House OKs Marriage Bill

May 5, 2010

by Julie Bolcer | The Advocate

The lower house of Argentina’s congress approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage early Wednesday morning. The bill now moves to the senate, where advocates expect a tougher challenge.

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Second Gay Marriage in Argentina

March 3, 2010

from Agence France-Presse

Two men married on Wednesday in Buenos Aires in what was Argentina’s second gay marriage, a rights group confirmed.

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