Thursday, February 25, 2010

Judge Allows a Second Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina

The Associated Press is reporting today that a judge on Tuesday authorized two men to marry in Buenos Aires in what would be the country's second same-sex marriage.

In December, two Argentine men, Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Bello, became the first gay men to legally marry in heavily Roman Catholic Latin America, after the governor of southernmost Tierra del Fuego province allowed them to wed in the provincial capital, Ushuaia.

Judge Elena Liberatori gave her approval to the second couple, two men whose names were not immediately released, to set a date to wed at the Civil Registry.

She said they were exercising their rights even if current laws "are not in line with the times."

Until now, no Latin American country has recognized gay marriages, although Mexico City's legislature has approved them.

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