Bishop's Claims Fail to Derail Marriage Equality in Uruguay
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 07:23PM
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By Peter Montgomery, Religion Dispatches Magazine - December 11, 2012

On Tuesday night, the House of Deputies in Uruguay voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality. The marriage equality bill is also expected to pass the Senate easily; President Jose Mujica has pledged to sign it into law. Uruguay will soon join Argentina, which legalized marriage between same-sex couples in 2010.

As in Argentina, marriage equality advanced in Uruguay over the objections of the Catholic hierarchy. Bishop Jaime Fuentes said last month, in language that will be familiar to marriage equality advocates in the U.S., that “children have a right to be raised by a father and mother, by birth or adoption.” [Read Full Story]

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