Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in South America to grant gays and lesbians all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage gives heterosexual couples.

Felicitaciones Argentina!

In an historic vote, Argentina’s senate voted 33 in “For” and 27 “No” and 3 abstentions, shortly after 4 AM. Since the lower house already approved it, and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter of marriage equality, it now becomes the law of the land.

The vote was approved despite a concerted campaign of attack by the Roman Catholic Church and various evangelical groups.

Sen. Norma Morandini, a member of President Cristina Fernandez’ party, compared  the discrimination gays face to the oppression imposed by Argentina’s dictators decades ago. “What defines us is our humanity, and what runs against humanity is intolerance.”

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18 Responses to Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

  1. feminazi says:

    Glorious news! Good on Argentina! Finally, gay and lesbian couples will have equality there. Now, if only the USA would take a page from Argentina’s policy manual and legalize gay marriage here. But as long as there is DOMA, marriage equality lies beyond reach.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    USA = DOMA
    DOMA = Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton = Coward
    Nuff said.

  3. R L Pete Housman says:

    “What unites is our common humanity, a certain need to create a space where we are safe to love another and to build a future based on the hope that love inspires. This has never been the exclusive territory of just a man and a woman….
    Today we only take a step forward in recognition of that reality. ” attributed to Sen Norma Morandini

  4. Bee says:

    I’m glad to see a country on this corner of the globe come to its senses! 🙂

  5. Rogerio Simonetti says:

    90% of Argentina is Catholic.

    For this to happen in a Catholic-dominate nation in Latin America is a huge accomplishment and what I find much pride in. Wonderful news.

  6. Aunt Peg says:

    I think is splendid news! I wish the United States could join the 21st century and begin treating our gay citizens as fairly as Argentina.

  7. Miss Courtet says:

    The USA just falls further and further behind the rest of the civilized, industrial world.

    Congratulations to Argentina.

    Shame on the USA.

  8. Vivzzz says:

    America is a nation driven by religious fascism.

    Until this changes, nothing will change in our social or military policy. Our elected lawmakers MUST close the Bible and READ the Constitution. We can’t claim to be superior when LGBT Americans suffer the humiliation of being told their relationships are inferior to straight relationships.

  9. Rachel says:

    What Feminazi said. Clinton capitulated to the GOP and threw the gay community — who helped elect him, under the bus by signing DOMA and now, the states can to treat the gay community like garbage and it’s all perfectly legal. Screw the Clintons.

  10. bradfrmphnx says:

    Argentina to the Pope…”Fuck You!!”

    America to the Pope…” .”

  11. Peace Nick says:

    I am inspired by Argentina. This is a good day.

  12. Big Hank says:


    And the good, Ole USA stands with the Islamic nations and Russia and China, vis a vis, gay rights.

  13. retahyajyajav says:

    This is so cool!

  14. Randy Arroyo says:

    Woo Hoo! Right on, Argentina! 🙂

  15. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    I’m so happy for the gay community in Argentina.

    They’re free now to make a public and legal declaration of their love and relationship. Gay couples are equal in Argentina in 2010!

  16. Adirondacky says:

    And in LGBT rights, the USA falls behind another nation. This time, in Latin America. Good for the government of Argentina! Shame on the US.

  17. rjblack says:

    I am straight middle class and was raised in a Christian home and as far as I am concerned, love knows no gender. America needs to wake up and get into the 21st century. Love is love regardless of gender and if you are in love then express it openly, I am sorry that too many people are uncomfortable with the idea. We are all humans first and if we had more love and less hate, the world would be a much nicer place.

    Good luck!

  18. Idaho Librul says:

    I think and I believe, our American society would be strengthened if gay couples were allowed to marry just as straight couples marry.

    This will happen one day. I am sure of it.

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