Argentina legalizes homosexual marriage
July 16, 2010
In a 33-27 vote, Argentina’s senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage on July 15. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires and other Argentine prelates had urged opposition to the measure, and 60,000 defenders of traditional marriage demonstrated outside the nation’s legislature earlier this week. Argentina is the first Latin American nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
- Argentina legalizes gay marriage in historic vote (AP)
- Argentine bishops speak out against same-sex marriage, urge faithful to demonstrate (CWN, 7/13)