Thursday, April 11, 2013

REPORT: Uruguay Legislature Enacts Marriage Equality

According to a tweet from Rex Wockner, the Uruguay House of Representatives has completed work on passing a marriage equality bill, sending the measure to President Jose Mujica for his promised signature by a vote of 71 to 21. When signed into law, Uruguay will become the 12th country in the world where marriage equality is legal nationwide (and the second in South America after neighboring Argentina, but there are 3 other countries which allow marriage equality in some states (United States, Mexico and Brazil). In Mexico and Brazil those marriages are recognized throughout the rest of the country, and in the United States we are waiting for DOMA to be struck down by the Supreme Court for that to be the same in our country.

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