A young gay couple is suing for the right to get married in Paraguay court, a first in this South American country. Gay Star News reports:
Thirty-year old Simon Cazal and 20-year-old Sergio Lopez were married last year in Argentina, the first Latin American country to approve nationwide gay marriage. However, Paraguay has no laws for same-sex marriage or civil unions. As part of their first year anniversary, the couple asked yesterday (22 March) a judge in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital, to order civil registry officials to record their marriage.
Marriage equality fever has been spreading throughout Latin America, with the Mexican Supreme Court overturning gay marriage bans, Argentina legalizing it via the legislature nationwide, Colombia’s legislature considering a marriage equality bill, and a marriage equality lawsuit filed in Chile.
Indeed, Latin America seems to have caught the marriage equality bug early and hard.
Good luck to the happy couple.