Poll: Argentina is First Latin American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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This week, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Gays and lesbians now have all the same legal rights that marriage gives heterosexual couples. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was a big supporter of the bill, which passed by a close vote with 33 in favor, 27 against and 3 abstentions in Argentina's Senate.

But extending rights to the LGBTQ community did not come easy in Argentina. The Catholic church and various evangelical groups did their best to try to stop the passage of the new law, with 60,000 people marching on Congress earlier this week in opposition.

 

 

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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