11 Apr '11, 1pm

Marriage Equality Law Proposed in Uruguay

Marriage Equality Law Proposed in Uruguay

Legislation that would see Uruguay legalize same-sex marriage is expected to be introduced this coming week, continuing Uruguay's forward trend of formally recognizing LGBT rights. Uruguay saw the legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples in 2007 , making it the first Latin American country to do so. Uruguay also offers same-sex couple adoption rights and has lifted its ban on gay troops serving in the military. In addition to this, Uruguay has a rather groundbreaking law that sets out a legal framework for trans people seeking to change how their gender is recorded on official documents. But, in terms of marriage equality, lawmakers are now keen to take the next step. "We do not focus so much on the issue of gay marriage but of equal marriage regardless of sex, gender or religion," El Mercurio quotes Rep. Sebastian, one of those involved with the writing of the bi...

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