Marriage equality makes progress in Latin America

Posted on 29 Dec 2009 at 7:44am
Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello
Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello

The first same-sex marriage took place in Argentina this week.

Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage.

Ecuador, Brazil and Columbia are considering how to legalize same-sex relationships

Uruguay legalized same-sex adoptions.

In Argentina, where marriage equality is local-option, Buenos Aires legalized same-sex marriage. Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello, a gay couple, applied for their marriage license. But before they could marry, a judge stepped in and stopped the marriage.

Argentina’s National Institute Against Xenophobia and Racism helped the couple and referred them to the gay-friendly governor of Argentina’s southernmost state, Tierra del Fuego. The governor issued Freyre and Maria di Bello a marriage license and this week they were married.

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