Gay couple to marry in Argentina

Posted on 17 Nov 2009 at 11:19am

Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello
Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello

The executive director of the Buenos Aires AIDS Foundation and an executive with the Argentine Red Cross will marry in Buenos Aires, according to the New York Times. Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello will be married Dec. 1. They will be the first same-sex couple to marry in South America.

In April, the men sued when they were refused a marriage license. In a ruling this month, the judge said “that laws limiting marriage to a man and a woman violated the constitutional rights of equality,” according to the Times.

An earlier law passed in 2002 allowed same sex couples to have a civil union in Buenos Aires.

In 2007, Uruguay became the first South American country to legalize civil unions throughout the country.

— David Taffet

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