Thursday, April 11, 2013

Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage

Gay activist outside the Uruguayan Congress

The United States is now behind Uruguay. Think about that for a moment. The Uruguayan House of Representatives just passed the bill legalizing gay marriage in the country. It has already passed the Senate last week.

The legislation now goes to the President, Jose Mujica, who has said he would sign it – he’s actually been campaigning on behalf of the legislation. The law should go into by July (some news reports say in ten days).

This would bring the count to 15 countries that have opened up marriage to gay couples.

Uruguay will become the second Latin American country to legalize gay marriages nationwide – Argentina was the first. In Mexico, gay marriages may be performed in Mexico City and only one state – those unions are valid throughout Mexico.

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