Argentina becomes first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage
Argentina has just become the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. The Senate passed a bill on Thursday morning after a lengthy debate, according to the Telam news agency, reports CNN.
The upper house voted 33-27 for the proposal after 14 hours of debate, according to Reuters. The bill had already passed the lower chamber of Congress.
The New York Times reports that 70% of Argentinians support marriage equality.
Recently, Argentina’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate called the gay marriage bill a “machination” of the devil.
Gay marriage became legal in Mexico City in March earlier this year.