Argentina Leads the Way in Latin American Gay Rights, Legalizes Marriage

July 15, 2010

President Christina Fernandez (left) with German President Angela Merkel; photo credit: Presidencia de la Nacion via Wikimedia Commons

Argentina (ChattahBox) – It is a proud day for Argentina, after the country official legalized gay marriage, the first in Latin America to make such a bold move towards equal rights for same sex couples.

The law, championed by President Cristina Fernandez, came under harsh criticism by the Roman Catholic Church and other religious groups, which attempted to gather support to have it blocked. A protest showed 60,000 people marching against the bill, but the support was much larger than the dissent.

“What defines us is our humanity, and what runs against humanity is intolerance,” Senator Norma Morandini was quoted by the Telegraph.

Congratulation, Argentina, for stepping away from archaic beliefs, and instead working to offer basic human rights to all of your citizens.


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