Friday, November 13, 2009

Argentine judge allows gay wedding in legal first – Reuters UK

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine judge has granted a homosexual couple permission to get married, setting a precedent that could pave the way for the Catholic country to become the first in Latin America to allow same-sex marriage.

This week's ruling by Judge Gabriela Seijas in Buenos Aires, which became the region's first city to approve civil unions between same sex couples in 2002, may increase pressure on lawmakers to debate a gay marriage bill currently deadlocked in Congress.

"The law should treat everyone with the same respect according to their singularities, without the need to understand or regulate them," Seijas said in her ruling, which could still be overturned by city authorities… Read complete article - Reuters UK

Related link:

Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina - By Timothy Kincaid – Box Turtle Bulletin

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