Uruguay: President Signs Marriage Equality Bill Into Law

Written by scott on May 6th, 2013

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Well, it’s official – Uruguay becomes the second country in south America to fully embrace marriage equality. Infobae reports (translated with Google Translate):

The enactment bears the signature of President Jose Mujica and Minister of Education and Culture, Ricardo Ehrlich. As detailed in The Country of Uruguay, the approved text argues that “civil marriage is a permanent union, under the law, two persons of the opposite or same sex” and amends various rules of the Civil Code to match heterosexual marriage which same-sex contract.

Congratulations to Uruguay and its same sex couples!


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