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.