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Argentina celebrates second anniversary of same-sex marriage bill

Monday, July 16th 2012 - 19:39 UTC
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A law giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry in Argentina celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend. Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage after President Christina Fernandez signed the law on July 21, 2010. Read full article


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  • Joe Bloggs

    Lawmakers approved the law on July 15 over strong objections from the Catholic Church and a deadbeat called Pirat-Hunter.

    It is estimated that Argentina has 2,400,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

    Pirat-hunter, do you realise how fucking stupid you look now?

    Jul 16th, 2012 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a message to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Sunday congratulating the Argentine nation and government on the anniversary of the country’s Independence Day”.

    Iran murders gays. I bet KFC's friend Ahmadinejad won't be congratulating her on this one.

    Jul 16th, 2012 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I think rights for gay men and women is one of the few things the argies can be proud of, but i agree with the previous comments, that doesnt rest well with having close relations with Iran, a regime that executes gay men and is the scurge of the civilised world.

    Jul 16th, 2012 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    2 and 3: As Wikileaks reports, UK diplo in secret 2008 info was that 4,000-6,000 Iranian homosexuals executed since 1979:

    However, Iran doesn't just murder Iranian gays, but murders Argentina's Jews as well. Now 20 years and no Iranian or Argentine perpetrators of the AMIA bombing have yet been convicted.

    “Terrorist Bombings in Argentina”:

    Video: Stop Terrorism - The AMIA bombing:

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 03:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Argentina doesn't have close relations with Iran.

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs


    It's all relative Marcos. I would say Argentina doesn't have close relations with anyone but it depends on how you define close relations.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 05:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TreborDoyle

    THIS is what shines a spotlight on how progressive Argentina can be when it really tries hard.

    Most countries have so far failed to introduce this basic human right, and Argentina has shown the strength to do it ... and did it, despite the unholy Roman Catholic Church and the bigots!

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Viva Cristina! Without her courage (which also showed in nationalising YPF and staring down the right wing press, farmers and now Moyano) this great progressive advance wouldn't have happened

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • egarcia1970

    The Kirchnerites doesn't tell you the whole story. The law was scheduled for vote on November 2009, but KFC ordered her lawmakers to boycott the session to avoid annoying the pope, since she was going to visit the old geezer a few days later. And even in July 2010, several FPV lawmakers voted AGAINST it.

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    OK so she was tactical with the Pope, fine. And some of her lawmakers voted with their conscience, thats democracy, just a shame they were personally less advanced than her and good most were not as backward =)

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    December 2011 article by Anna Mahjar-Barducci in Gatestone Institute, written before Argentina encouraged Venezuela to join MERCOSUR:

    “Argentina seems to be pursuing the path of other Latin American countries in a revival of non-aligned countries, which are anything but non-aligned. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has created a pro-Iranian, anti-Western school of thought in Latin America; Argentina's government is evidently among his disciples.”

    UPI notes that Venezuela may see MERCOSUR not only as a trade pact, but also having military implications.

    Mahjar-Barducci excerpt from “Argentina's Cozy Relations with Iran”:

    UPI, “Venezuela sees Mercosur as defense pact”:

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #11 Article clearly supports the US official position in the world, if not a more extreme neocon view than that of the current administration. So its hardly going to persuade the likes of me!

    Jul 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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