Argentina Just Made Gay Marriage Legal
Gay couples in Argentina could have the happiest people in the world right now because finally, their marriage has been legalized in their own country. The legislation passed tremendous and fierce oppositions from the Catholic church and other religious groups.
One those opposing groups is the Argentine Familiies Argentina. It has been led by Ines Frank who strongly believes that the essence of a family is between two people of opposite sexes and not of same. Favoring groups’ reaction to this belief focuses mainly on giving just and equal rights for everyone.
Maria Rachid, president of the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals said, “Nearly every political and social figure has spoken out in favour of marriage equality,”
The legislation has been backed by President Cristina Fernandez’s centre-left government. It was then approved by the country’s Chamber of Deputies after obtaining 33 votes to 27 with three abstentions.
Argentina just became the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage. Its capital, which considered to be among the most gay-friendly cities, became the first city to legalize it as well. Same-sex civil unions are also legal in Uruguay, some states in Brazil and Mexico, while gay marriage is legal in Mexico City.
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