Thursday, April 4, 2013

Uruguay Senate gives green light to gay marriage

Last Tuesday, the Senate of Uruguay voted for the marriage equality bill. After an intense social debate, the bill passed with 23 votes to 8 in favour of the legalization of same-sex marriage.

That is the penultimate step before final approval. Now is the turn of the Chamber of Deputies for this bill becomes law.

Uruguay is following France, United Kingdom and New Zealand to become the 12th country where people could legally get married regardless of their sexual orientation. And it would be the 3rd country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina.

The things are moving!

Uruguay's Senate

Rafael Michelini, the bill's sponsor

1 comment:

  1. Edwin Maarleveld:

    Great news!!! Indeed heading in the right direction! But what a contrast with some African countries! (What a small senate by the way.) 

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