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Argentinans begin to marry

Timothy Kincaid

July 30th, 2010

Marriage equality has begun in Argentina (Star-Telegram)

After a 27-year courtship, two men on Friday became the first gay couple to wed under Argentina’s historic same-sex marriage law – the first of its kind for a Latin American nation.

Jose Luis Navarro, 54, and Miguel Angel Calefato, 65, tied the knot in provincial Santiago del Estero in an early morning ceremony where a civil registry official used a pen to cross out “man and woman” on the marriage license and wrote in “contracting parties.”

Their honeymoon is being provided by the Mexico City tourism agency. (Mexico City is the only other locality in Latin America to provide marriage equality.)

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Regan DuCasse
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

27 years! Wow! I’d say they waited long enough for this great and blessed day to come for them.

The US is becoming more embarrassing by the minute that IT didn’t become the forerunner on this very important freedom.

Felicidades to all the couples and their wedding days.

TampaZeke
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

Felicidades y Bendiciones!

Burr
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

As they say, it takes two to tango.

Just two.. not that “one man, one woman” nonsense. ;)

Lar
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

So now is BB and Co. going to declare that Argentina is a backward third-world country with no religious values?

Dave H
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

Congratulations to the happy couple and everyone in Argentina!

That said, “Contracting parties” doesn’t really sound very romantic. Maybe something got lost in translation.

Greg
July 30th, 2010 | LINK

I heard it was cold in Argentina this week. Cold weather during the summer must definitely be proof that God wants to punish the country.

(Because of course, we all know that when it’s summer in the US, it must be summer everywhere.)

Josefina Argüello
August 4th, 2010 | LINK

It is hoped that Argentina’s landmark decision will set events in motion for gay rights throughout the rest of Latin America. Don’t you think?

Josefina – Aguascalientes

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