Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Same Sex Marriage in Latin America


Last year in December, Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello were wed in Argentina, becoming the first officially wed gay couple in Latin America. The legal consequences for their action have actually proven to be positive for the gay community in Latin America. The marriage was challenged, and a judge in a Buenos Aires court found that a ban on gay marriage is illegal. Though this decision has been contested, it is still a great step ahead for gay rights advocates. I hope this trend continues and that social homophobia becomes an idea of the past, like the idea of the Earth being flat.

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