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Argentina’s House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Jim Burroway

May 5th, 2010

After several fits and starts with five same-sex couples becoming married after court action (and several of those couples seeing their marriages annulled upon appeal), the Argentina House of Deputies approved a bill granting marriage equality on a 125-109 vote, with 6 abstentions and 16 absences, Blabeando reports. The vote came after more than eleven hours of debate. According to Maria Rachid, Director of the Argentinian LGBT Federation (FALGBT), this marks the first time that a national legislative body has voted in favor of same-sex marriage in all of Latin America.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be a much tougher challenge for passage.

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Burr
May 5th, 2010 | LINK

While I have to admit that banner made me smirk, it’s a bit sad that such vulgar statements seem to be getting more commonplace in Argentinian politics. Not something I would want to see in the American House of Representatives, anyway..

Here’s hoping their Senate is more useful than ours.

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