Chile: Civil Unions Bill Advances

Written by scott on January 8th, 2014

Chile FlagA bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions is advancing in Chile.

The Washington Blade reports:

A bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions in Chile advanced in the country’s Senate on Tuesday. The 28-6 vote to move the proposal out of committee took place more than six hours after lawmakers began to debate it. “We have been given an opportunity to go one step further towards no discrimination,” said Sen. Maria Isabel Allende. “It is important to take steps that allow partners to gain access to rights they are now denied.”

The move comes after thousands marched for marriage equality earlier in the year.It’s not marriage, but it is a step.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Robin says:

    The newly elected President and legislature, which are both more progressive than the current ones and which take office in March, will likely go for marriage equality. With a 28-6 vote on civil unions in the current legislature, I’m hopeful marriage equality will succeed in the next one. That would make the current civil union bill kind of redundant though.

  2. Zion Moulder says:

    Is the United States going to be that ignorant grandpa that legalizes gay marriage when almost everyone else has?

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