Chile: The Next Country to Legalize Marriage Equality?

Written by scott on March 13th, 2014

Chile FlagWith the election of pro-gay President Michelle Bachelet, many think so.

Gay Star News reports:

Chile’s new president is expected to fight for same-sex marriage. Michelle Bachelet, who officially took office yesterday (11 March), is expected to boost efforts for the LGBTI community. The socialist leader was inaugurated in a ceremony in the city of Valparaiso after her election win in December over conservative rival Evelyn Matthei. She won 62% of the vote, and is the first Chilean president in over half a century to return for a second term. She originally served from 2006 to 2010.

South America, like much of the rest of the world, is rapidly evolving on marriage equality. It makes the laggards, like Australia and Northern Ireland (and Ireland), as well as most of Africa, look absolutely backwards.

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