A gay couple married in neighboring Argentina ran into the usual roadblock when they returned to Paraguay. The Washington Blade reports:
“The national constitution in Articles 49, 50, 51 and 52 establishes that a marriage for the formation of a family can only be formed by a man and a woman,” Judge Nery Kunzle wrote in the decision, according to the Associated Press. Simon Cazal, the chief executive officer of the LGBT advocacy group Somosgay who married Sergio Lopez in Rosario, Argentina, in March 2012, told the Washington Blade from New York City the ruling does not come as a surprise. “It is a decision that we were expecting, based on the judge’s previous history,” Cazal said, noting he hopes to eventually bring the case before the country’s Supreme Court.
It’s typical, but sad that this couple has to face this kind of bigotry at home.