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Couple recognition in Latin America

Timothy Kincaid

August 10th, 2011

As it stands, much of Latin America either has some form of couple recognition or is in the process of doing so.

Marriage – Argentina 2010
Marriage – Mexico 2010 – marriage must occur in Mexico City but recognized throughout
Civil Unions – Uruguay 2007
Civil Unions – Ecuador 2008
Civil Unions – Brazil 2011
Proposed – Colombia 2011 – Court directed the legislature to draft law
Proposed – Chile 2011 – President proposed Life Partnership (Civil Unions) bill



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Plus proposals coming in Cuba, Paraguay and Costa Rica.

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French Guyana should be light blue because France has pactes civil de solidarité.

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I’d like to see Venezuela get on board with recognition of some kind. Nothing in their Constitution prevents it, as far as I understand it, nor is homosexuality illegal there. Of course, the machismo factor runs strongly, but there is an active gay community.

I also wish they had a few gay-oriented resorts. With all their wonderful beaches, great music and great weather, it would be a terrific place to vacation (if the politics weren’t so screwed up with Chavez).

Timothy Kincaid
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Zeke and Rob,

Thanks. Also the Dutch islands have been ordered by the Netherlands Courts to recognize marriages conducted in the rest of the Kingdom – though they are simply refusing.

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More and more the US is getting further behind the rest of the world on just about everything. The United States is becoming a has been.

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