Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage
Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday. The country’s Senate passed the bill after 14 hours of debate, which began Wednesday and carried into the early hours of Thursday morning. The bill gives same-sex couples equal marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children.
Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner (yes, a woman!), is backing the bill and will sign it into law.
There was a marriage between Joe Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre in December of last year, making them Latin America's first same-sex couple to be wed.
Argentina now joins other mainly Roman Catholic countries, like the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain, who allow same-sex marriage.