Uruguay: House Committee Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Written by scott on November 29th, 2012

A bill which would legalize gay marriage in Uruguay cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday.

The House Committee on the Constitution approved the measure, paving the way for a December 11 vote in the Chamber of Deputies, Spanish news agency EFE reported. The Senate is expected to debate the measure next year, after its summer recess.

“The institution of marriage will mean the union of two parties, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, on the same terms, with the same effects and means of dissolution as presented in the Civil Code,” states the first article of the measure presented by the ruling Frente Amplio (FA) Party.

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