Same-Sex Marriage now legal in Buenos Aires

Timothy Kincaid

November 15th, 2009

We reported on Friday that a judge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, had found in favor of a same-sex couple seeking to marry. It now appears that this decision will stand and that Buenos Aires will have marriage equality.

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri has decided not to appeal the ruling. (CNN)

His decision was not easy, Macri said. Many people wanted him to appeal.

“I had an important internal debate, weighing my upbringing with my search for the best customs and best liberties for society,” he said in a videotaped message on his Facebook page.

“What we have to learn is to live in liberty without violating the rights of others,” he said.

All of which breaths new life into the lyrics

What’s new Buenos Aires?
I’m new, I wanna say I’m just a little stuck on you
You’ll be on me too

(hat tip Burr)

Burr

November 15th, 2009

It should be noted that Macri is a fairly popular or notable guy. Before getting into politics he was the president of Boca Juniors, the most famous and successful soccer club in Argentina, where he presided over a fairly good run of domestic and international championships.

He’s also “right-wing” at least as far as Argentine politics goes, not part of the Peronist/Kirchner crowd..

Jose

November 15th, 2009

¡Enhorabuena a todos los porteños! Besos y abrazos desde un compañero norteamericano. Gracias, señor Macri. Es Ud. un modelo de lo que debe ser un político.

Congratulations to all the residents of Buenos Aires! Hugs and kisses from a North American friend. Thank you, Mr. Macri. You are a model of what a politician should be.

Rob Lll

November 15th, 2009

I second Jose’s remark. One of my favorite cities anywhere in the world just became even more appealing. Bravo, señor Macri. And congratulations to our porteño friends.

Bruno

November 16th, 2009

Let’s hope our nation’s capital matches Argentina’s when it comes to equality, on December 1st.

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