A longtime couple was the first to register under Uruguay's new "marriage equality law" in the early hours of Monday morning. According to Fox News Latino, TV producer Sergio Miranda and artist Rodrigo Borda signed up at Montevideo's civil registry.
After Argentina, Uruguay is the second Latin American country to allow same sex marriage. Though the South American country’s president Jose Mujica signed the legislation in May, it took about three months to come into effect.
Borda called yesterday a “historic day” and added that his and Miranda’s move “will be seen in many countries where this option still isn't possible” and could possibly lead to more freedom.
He and Miranda have been together for 14 years. According to FNL, Miranda said that he and his partner announced the registration so that people can see it's normal.