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Argentina military approve first gay officers marriage; second couple waiting

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 16:07 UTC
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An Argentine Lieutenant colonel and an Army captain will become the first gay military couple to marry since Argentina legalized such unions last year. Read full article


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  • stick up your junta

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Good move.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “the couple, whose names and gender were not disclosed” they hide their names because they are ashamed of doing it, say no more lol

    puke puke

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I may agree or not but they didn't commit a crime, the soldiers in the article below did a few days ago en Haiti but never reached “Uruguayan” MercoPress desk...

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    in war our soldiers will use their butts to stop the bullets hahaha

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    4 Correction, MercoPress did write an article about that crime, those milicos are heading where they belong.

    Sep 08th, 2011 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    I agree with “ Don't ask, Don't tell” policy, but getting married??????. I'm completely disgusted with this crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 04:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 7 está bueno, mientras más decadencia y corrupción permitan y promuevan, mejor, más rápido les van a pedir que se vayan además cristina and his collaborators will make the virgin mary and the saints to disappear asap, she is about to give an order against those christian symbols, I'll wait to see what those stupid christians who support cristina will do humille cristina, humille hahaha she has confessed the other day that she is not a revolutionary, next, will be cristina confessing she is not a peronist, then, peron's photo will be prohibited man, good times are drawing near, lots of fun, I hope she really wins in October, un fernet y a divertirme mirándolo por tv como cuando lo sacaron a de la rúa, se están despedazando entre ellos :)

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 07:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jeremy

    Really good move! Proud to see Argentina getting more inclusive in all levels. What a lesson to so many “first world” countries! (namely US) And for those here who say they are disgusted about this...well guys, your ignarance and prejudice really shine!...Straight, gay, lesbian or transgender...we all are human beings at the end of the day with the same rights, dues and dignity.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601


    I don't want to insult anybody's mother at this point .... :-)


    Marriage is between a man and a woman, that's how God made us. No confundas Libertad con Libertinaje. JMO

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    @11 :-))))

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Destiny

    oooooooh.....cheeky!.. let me tell you sweetheart.

    these two arent the only ones being naughty under the covers.

    look at mi5 ...IN BED with none other than that naughty gaddafi lad from down the road. helpin him tie young boys up with leather.

    gettin up to all sorts they were. gives me a (100 watt) tingly feeling in me bits just thinkin bout it.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Without declaring any proclivity or predjudice,
    which strikes you as more debased - being paid to kill other people, or living in a permanent relationship with another guy?

    Over the years I've realised that what I previously thought was the pits of moral turpitude was nothing of the kind.
    There are other pits which are way more turpitudinous.

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    True, marriage is normally between a man & a woman but l do have some sympathy & compassion for gays.
    God made them too, & he made them the way they are for a reason that we can't know.
    lt must be a terrible existance, not being one or the other, not knowing what they are.
    As long as they don't flaunt their sexuality & are good citizens, then l accept them.
    As soldiers, they have the right to serve their country as much as the rest of us.
    l'm just thankful that l am attracted to the opposite sex!

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jeremy

    @11...Look, Marriage is a human institution and therefore it can change or adapt as any other thing which is man made. I has nothing to do with being a man or a woman. God made us in different ways and only HE (or SHE or IT) knows why there are many sexual orientations. For sure gay people must have a purpouse on this Earth, since they have excisted all the time and as far as I know, nobody chooses to be born that way, it just happens as you may be born a blond or a brunette. There fore it's natural and there fore there's no reason to deny to these people the same rights that you enjoy.
    @16 Isolde, I'm sure gay people would appreciate your simpathy, but you should know that they don't need your compassion or aceptance, we all are faulty to some degree, so, don't think for a second that you are better than them in any way...we all are humans and that means NO PERFECTION.
    I happen to have some gay friends, and I don't think they have a terrible existence, save for having to put up with ignorant and selfrightous people who can't seem to understand that being a human involves a lot more than your sexual orientation....

    Sep 09th, 2011 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    You mis-understand me. l have never said that l was better than gays or anyone else. But they do want my(& everyones)acceptance.
    l too, have some gay friends & l knew one young man who commited suicide because he was gay & he told me that he didn't want to be gay. l don't understand it either. So they do need compassion.
    Fine, if you & society can accept this. Not so fine, if you & society cannot.
    He lived a terrible existance.
    Yes, correct, we are all imperfect humans(even malvinistas! although l'm sure THEY think they're special!).

    Sep 10th, 2011 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Unfortunately, Isolde, some people will reject your comment even when it supports their own point of view.
    It is, indeed, a funny old world.

    Sep 10th, 2011 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Gays seem to have a chip on the shoulder all the time (at least in the US), they seem like they have to prove their point of view all the time, it sounds like Argentina and Malvinas sometimes .... very annoying!!!. In my times, homosexuality was not allowed in the Military, was an automatic dismissal ... Of course, we evolved in a more understandable society so please “don't tell me and I will not ask” .... a civil union would be OK but MARRIAGE?? not in my book, I'm sorry!

    Sep 10th, 2011 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Ok, Art,
    a Civil Union, but one which affords the stable - even lifelong - relationship rights of partnership, ownerships and inheritances.

    It sounds like a marriage to me, but without the involvement of the Church (no bad thing if you're an atheist/agnostic requiring the recognition of a relationship).

    And I have had a number of homosexual friends and work-colleagues, none of whom had a chip on his/her shoulder - just good, decent people. Can't see why they would be different in the US. ???

    Sep 10th, 2011 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    May be I met the wrong ones?

    Sep 10th, 2011 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Hey, Art.
    gay or straight, it's your points of view I find attractive.

    Sep 11th, 2011 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    I appreciate that Geoff, I take notes from you all the time :-))

    Sep 12th, 2011 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    What ever happened to the Gay Icelander?
    He would be pleased about all this.
    Anyway live and let live
    Argies live in Argentina and Falkland Islanders live in Falkland Islands.

    Sep 13th, 2011 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    I agree with #11 Artillero601. marriage is between a man and a woman...There are 2 sexes only male and female.....anything in between, well, the marbles are not all there! Fine! don't ask, don't tell...respect, absolutely! but if one does it, then one has to face face the music!

    Sep 13th, 2011 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @26 :-))

    Sep 13th, 2011 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    20 Artillero601
    “In my times, homosexuality was not allowed in the Military, was an automatic dismissal”
    Can you please elaborate how our intelligent Argentinean officers determine back then the homosexuality or not of soldiers to be?

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601


    Genius !! People got caught having sex , that's how !!

    Sep 17th, 2011 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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