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Civil Union in Uruguay

Timothy Kincaid

April 18th, 2008

Yahoo news reports that “Uruguay holds Latin America’s first gay wedding“.

That, of course, is not true as the ceremony was a civil union rather than a wedding and as there are regions in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in which civil unions have already been performed. Further, as the law has been in place since January 1, it is at least possible that other unpublicized civil unions have been performed.

Nevertheless, we wish the couple much happiness.

Judge Estrella Perez officiated the civil union between Adrian Figuera, 38, and actor and theater director Juan Carlos Moretti, 67, in a courtroom before a small group of friends and family, as witnessed by an AFP reporter.

Moretti later told AFP that after living together for 14 years, he and Figuera thought their marriage was “a matter of justice and a step forward for Uruguayan society.”

See also:
Civil Union In Uruguay
Uruguay Approves Civil Unions
Uruguay To Offer Civil Unions



April 18th, 2008 | LINK

why is the rest of the world so much more progressive? yet we are the country and land of the free?

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