When the Uruguay Senate passed the marriage equality bill, we thought it was a done deal. But the Senate made some changes, so the House needs to re-approve it. The details from Queerty:
Oddly enough, one of the sticking points was deciding whose last name would go first–Latin countries almost always require parents to give their children two last names, with the father’s traditionally coming first.
The law also offers some new benefits to straight couples:
The law–which will shore up rules for adoption and in-vitro fertilization–is also a boon to straight couples: It alters Uruguay’s divorce laws to allow men to end a marriage without specific grounds. (In 1912, the country passed legislation that allowed only women to file for a no-fault divorce, as a means of equalizing the balance of power.)
We’re so close!