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Latino Daily News

Thursday July 15, 2010

33 Yes, 27 No- Argentina Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage. Gays and Lesbian s will enjoy all the same legal rights and responsibilities as heterosexual couples. Rights are significantly broader than civil unions as it encompasses the right to adopt, inheritance rights, and addition of partners to health care to name only a few.

The Senate debated for over 16 hours following only one day after 60,000 people marched on the Congress to oppose the bill. The Catholic Church and evangelical Churches made a strong stance against the bill, while supporters called for marriage equality for everyone.

The lower house has already approved the bill and the President has gone on record in support, same sex marriage will be legalized through out Argentina.

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