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Uruguay deputies overwhelmingly support equality

Timothy Kincaid

December 12th, 2012


Uruguay has moved closer to legalising gay marriage after the lower house of Congress approved a law making all marriages equal.

The measure, which was passed by a wide margin, now goes to the Senate where it is expected to be approved.

It would make Uruguay the second Latin American country after Argentina to allow gay marriages.

Well, maybe it would. The bill goes to the Senate some time next year and will wind its way through the process by the end of 2013. Mexico may or may not rocket-propel its constitutional marriage process and have nation-wide marriage rights sooner.

Or, as History has a whimsical streak, the courts in, say, Paraguay or the legislators in Chile may just unexpectedly – as a matter of simple quiet justice – step ahead of both of them.



Ben In Oakland
December 12th, 2012 | LINK

Chile is unlikely to go for marriage. but they may well go for civil unions. things are changing there, and though still very conservative, liberals are finding a voice. And where argentina goes, Chile is sure to go eventually.

Paraguay? It’s kind of the mississippi of south America. they might, they might not. They’ve made noises about it.

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