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Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage

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CBC News - World - Same-sex marriage legalized in Argentina

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

After a marathon debate in Argentina's senate, 33 lawmakers voted in favor, 27 against and three abstained in a vote that ended after 4 a.m. local time.

Since the lower house already approved it and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it becomes law as soon as it is published in the official bulletin, which should happen within days.
Never saw this coming, given how entrenched the Catholic Church is in the culture of Latin America.

Same-sex marriage is not going to go away and this further proves that its approval is gradually spreading worldwide, even if there are those who think it is their personal right to stop them for emotional and discriminatory reasons.
 

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I heard about this on NPR the other day and was quite surprised as well. Good for them though.
 

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So if you don't like it, move to Argentina.
 
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