Thursday, July 15, 2010

Argentine Senate passes marriage bill

The Argentine Senate approved a bill earlier this morning that would allow gays and lesbians to marry in the South American country.

The 33-27 vote came after 14 hours of debate. Activists in a Buenos Aires cheered and began to chant ‘igualdad’ or once legislators approved the measure.

President Cristina Férnandez de Kirschner has said she would not veto the measure, but Argentina would become the first South American country to sanction marriage for gays and lesbians.

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