Thursday, July 15, 2010

Argentina votes for marriage equality

From the Advocate:
In a debate that lasted well into the early hours of Thursday morning, Argentina's senate voted 33-27 to make theirs the first country in South America to legalize same-sex marriage....

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson issued the following statement early Tuesday morning:
".....Today's vote adds momentum to the international movement to secure the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples.

"Key to Argentina's human rights achievement was strong leadership from legislators and the president. It is time we see more of our own elected officials standing up for the Constitution and all families here in the United States. America should lead, not lag, when it comes to treating everyone equally under the law."

Glenn Greenwald, writing in Salon, makes it more explicit:
It's worthwhile now and then to take stock of the vast disparity between how we like to think of ourselves and reality. When a country with Argentina's history and background becomes but the latest country to legally recognize same-sex marriage -- largely as the result of a population which demanded it -- that disparity becomes quite clear.


Paul (A.) said...

Cry for me, Argentina?

JCF said...

!Felicidades a Argentina!