Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Same sex marriage legalized

in Mexico City. The city, unlike the federal government, is dominated by the leftist PRD. The usual suspects - the Catholic Church and conservative groups - lobbied against it. Just to give you a run-down of where same sex marriage is legal on the American continents:
A handful of cities in Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia permit gay unions.

Uruguay alone has legalised civil unions nationwide and allowed same-sex couples to adopt children.

Last month, an Argentinean court narrowly blocked what would been the continent's first gay marriage.

In a last-minute challenge, a court referred the case to the country's Supreme Court, which is due to rule on the issue.
Baby steps, to be sure. Still it's nice to see some progress in the name of civil rights and dignity.

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