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    Entries in Uruguay (2)

    Tuesday
    Dec112012

    Bishop's Claims Fail to Derail Marriage Equality in Uruguay

    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]

    Wednesday
    Nov142012

    Uruguay Congress Considers Same-Sex Marriage Law; Roman Catholic Church Opposed

    By Pablo Fernandez, Associated Press - November 14, 2012

    Uruguay's congress is considering a gay marriage law that would give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.

    The country already has a civil unions law and has stood out in Latin America lately for legalizing abortion and planning to sell government-grown marijuana to any citizen who wants it.

    The proposed "marriage equality" law would change Uruguay's nearly-century-old civil code and give married gays and lesbians all the rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples, including the possibility of adopting children. [Read Full Story]