This just in! Argentina’s Senate just passed its same-sex marriage bill in a 33-27 vote after 15 hours of deliberation. Now the bill just has to be signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (which is expected to happen very quickly since she has shown clear support for the bill) and gay Argentinians will be able to be married very soon! The former president (Adolfo Rodriguez Saa) said: “Argentina has taken a step forward, but out in the street … it will take time for hatred and resentment to heal.” This is amazing, especially when you consider how “Roman Catholic” the nation is – 90% of the citizens!
The legal code will no longer refer to husband and wife, but instead to “the marrying parties” and same-sex couples will have the same in terms of adoptions, social security and family time as heterosexual couples.
Now, Argentina will join the following nations that allow gay marriage and believe in equality for their citizens: Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, and Iceland.