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First Same-Sex Marriage In Argentina

Jim Burroway

December 28th, 2009

casamiento6It’s a first not just for Argentina. It’s the first same-sex wedding in Latin America:

An official in Argentina’s southern Tierra del Fuego province says two Argentine men have wed there in Latin America’s first gay marriage. Provincial spokesman Eduardo Porter says the wedding between Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre took place at the civil registry in Ushuaia. Their marriage plans in Buenos Aires earlier this month were thwarted when city officials refused to marry them because of conflicting rulings.

According to the Spanish-language Clarín, the couple had also tried to marry in the city of Usuahia on the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (it’s reputedly the world’s southernmost city), but local authorities refused to register their marriage. They were able to marry after the gay-friendly Gov. Fabiana Ríos intervened.

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Burr
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

I admire their determination, literally going to the end of the continent to get it done! I wonder how many other places they tried, or if they just knew they would win an administrative appeal there?

It would be nice if the state of Tierra del Fuego doesn’t stop here and goes ahead and makes marriage equality law instead of depending on a governor’s OK.

Joel
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

This news is VERY welcoming. As a latin american i wish this to be the start of a trend!… Wish these two all the best.

ed hardy
April 16th, 2010 | LINK

they get merried? um … congrats!

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