Uruguay: Senate Approves Marriage Equality 23-8

Written by scott on April 2nd, 2013

After the Uruguay House overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill back in December, the Senate finally got around to it. The Washington Post reports:

Uruguay’s Senate on Tuesday voted to legalize gay marriage by approving a single law governing matrimony for heterosexuals and homosexuals. Senators voted 23-8 in favor of the bill, which was passed by the lower house in December. It must now return to the lower chamber of Congress with changes.

Uruguay president President Jose Mujica has already said he would sign the bill, making Uruguay the second country in South America with full marriage equality.


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