First Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina Anulled

Jim Burroway

April 15th, 2010

The status of same-sex marriage in Argentina remains murky. Blabeando reports that a judge in the city of Tierra Del Fuego has declared the marriage of Alex Freyre and José Maria Di Bello is “nonexistent” under the constitution and has annulled it.  Freyre and Di Bello were the first same-sex couple in Latin America to marry last December following a long and complicated path to the registrar’s office.

Four same-sex couples have married altogether in Argentina, but another of those marriages has been annulled by a Buenos Aires court as well, leaving two legally married same-sex couples. One of those couples still married is Uruguay native Norma Castillo and Ramona Arevalo of Argentina, who became Latin American’s first lesbian married couple last Friday in Buenos Aires.

daftpunkydavid

April 15th, 2010

hi jim,
since mexico city started issuing marriage licenses several weeks ago, i highly doubt that the lesbian couple in argentina is the first one in latin america. sad news anyway. hope they finalize this at the courts or at the legislature in b-a.

tavdy79

April 16th, 2010

And the Argentinian marriage-equality cup continues. What fun, being a tennis ball.

TampaZeke

April 17th, 2010

The Lesbian couple, who was the first to marry in Argentina but not the first to marry in Latin America, just had their marriage annulled too.

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